Fall 2016

Unraveling Zika

A cattle disease spread by bodily fluids may offer clues for stemming the epidemic

As Rio de Janeiro welcomed athletes to the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games, concerns >>

Feline Hazards Heat Up in Summer

Tips for keeping your cat safe and happy

Keeping your kitty out of mischief is a daily duty, but owners have to >>

Wildlife Lectures Honor Alum

Mark Pokras, conservationist and professor emeritus, is known for his work on lead poisoning in wildlife.

A lecture series at the Summer Star Wildlife Sanctuary in Boylston, Massachusetts, has been >>

An Unlikely Comic Book Hero

Contraceptives for deer may not bring on the belly laughs, but the artist's primary goal was to educate

A zoologist who stalks the suburbs to stop deer from reproducing is the improbable >>

Top Stories

Back in the Saddle

A new world-class sports medicine complex at Cummings School keeps equine athletes at the top of their game

The Match Makers

How cutting-edge behavioral research is helping shelter dogs find their forever homes

From Classroom to Clinic

We asked five students from Cummings School’s Class of 2017 to tell us about the excitement, anxiety and pride of beginning their clinical rotations

Under Pressure

The first mental health survey of U.S. veterinarians paints a sobering picture: One in six has contemplated suicide. Why are these healers feeling so desperate? And what’s being done to help care for them?

Editor's Picks

A New Model for Vocational Ed

The nation’s first on-the-job veterinary assistant program trains high schoolers and vet students while delivering low-cost care

Betting the Farm

Fifty years ago, there were 1,600 dairy farms in Connecticut. Today there are 120. Those that remain are in a constant struggle for survival. Here’s the story of how one family farm, now in its fourth generation, is fighting to innovate and grow with the help of a Cummings School vet

Doggone DNA

All dogs and cats are at risk for inherited health problems. Understanding them can benefit animal and human health

Cardiac Repair Kits

People could benefit from stem cell studies of heart-valve disease in dogs

Drug Abuse and the Family Tree

Opioid use in adolescence may affect the health of the next generation and beyond

Gorilla Docs

Wildlife veterinarians work with their African partners to protect the endangered animals