Posts Tagged veterinary

Kitty Calendar Stars

Each year, veterinary students at the Cummings School create a cat calendar that raises money for events on campus, like seminars and labs on feline topics.

Boston.com featured some of the great photos included in this year’s calendar, including 10-year old Velcro who has “a disregard for personal space” and a former foster kitten named Furby who is a  “sassypants diva.”  Some of the cute calendar stars are below, but check out the whole gallery on Boston.com.

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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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Puppy Pics and More

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has a photo blog, complete with adorable photos of its patients and a glance into the average day for the school’s students and staff.

The blog offers readers a peek into the happenings of the vet school, not to mention a guaranteed pick-me-up after viewing the “awww”-inducing  pictures of kittens and puppies.

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