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Wildlife “Tails”

This spring at the 2012 Alumni Awards ceremony, Tufts Alumni  honored ten alumni, all outstanding in their fields. Dr. Jonathan Epstein, V02, MG02, the associate vice president of conservation medicine at EcoHealth Alliance and the executive director of the Consortium for Conservation Medicine based at EcoHealth Alliance, received the Young Alumni Achievement Award.

Watch this video as Jon  shares stories of his many adventures in wildlife medicine:

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Two Bald Eagles Released at Cummings

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts recently released two juvenile bald eagles that had been treated at the Wildlife Clinic. They documented the double release, which occurred at the same spot where they were originally found in Tynesboro, with videos posted on their Facebook page.

The first video captures the first eagle being released from its crate and calmly waiting on the grass as cameras flash and video rolls:

In the second video, we see the eagle taking flight:

In the final video, the second eagle is released from its crate and flies off into nearby trees:

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Cummings School and Spay Worcester

Spay Worcester and the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University recently teamed up to spay and neuter local stray cats. They created a “super clinic” with the goal of sterilizing 100 cats in one day.

Spay Worcester was formed in 2010 when local residents grew concerned at the number of stray cats in the area. Today the organization works to “reduce the population of free-roaming cats in the city of Worcester through spay neuter and public education.” During the super clinic, fourth-year veterinary students from the Cummings School performed the surgeries under the supervision of faculty veterinarians.

Not only did they reach their goal, they beat it: 102 cats were spayed or neutered at the super clinic. Check out this video for an inside look at the program:

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