Fall 2017

The Campus Buzz

A new selective in honeybee medicine is preparing veterinarians to work with beekeepers.

Veterinarian and assistant professor Emi Knafo, V08, knows just how tricky and frustrating keeping >>

Is Diet Linked to Disease?

A Tufts Ph.D. candidate is investigating a possible cause behind the alarming decline of bee populations.

Rachael Bonoan, a Tufts Ph.D. candidate in biology, was unperturbed as she gently removed >>

On the Front Lines of Animal Heart Care

Meet Cummings School’s Kristen Antoon, one of only 20 veterinary technicians in the country certified in cardiology.

A year ago, Kristen Antoon, a veterinary technician at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine’s Henry >>

The Grief Counselor Is In

Three questions for Eric Richman, Cummings School's first veterinary social worker.

After a 25-year career as a clinical social worker in Boston area teaching hospitals, >>

Can We Eradicate Goat Plague?

A Cummings School researcher is looking to wipe out a viral illness that threatens endangered species—and the livelihoods of families in the developing world.

An endangered subspecies of antelope that roamed the Earth at the same time as >>

And the Survey Says…

A biodiversity assessment reveals the many kinds of fauna living on the Grafton campus.

A Tufts team recently undertook an ambitious project: a biodiversity assessment of all 594 >>

Demystifying Veterinary Clinical Trials

A veterinary oncologist explains the ins and outs of experimental studies.

When people want the best care for a serious illness, they often seek out >>

Born to Win

Tufts veterinarian Rachael Gately has produced three of the last four national champion ewes.

Rachael Gately poses Olive Junior, a Dorset sheep, at the Big E, the largest >>

Advocating for Educators

Meet Nicholas Frank, the new associate dean for academic affairs at Cummings School.

Name: Nicholas Frank

What he does: Associate dean for academic affairs at Cummings School

His winding >>

Why I Give

Darryl and Rose Sakach share why they support the Cummings Veterinary Fund.

Despite our dog Freedom’s battles, we are winning the war, and we owe >>

Hunting for Answers

Tufts' experts in equine sports medicine return an owner to riding her Irish sport horse

When 15-year-old Irish sport horse Laddie stumbled during a pre-Thanksgiving drag hunt (using an >>

No Excuse to Hibernate

Jonathan Babyak, V09, an emergency veterinarian at Tufts, provides some winter dog-walking tips.

Q: During the winter months, how do I  protect my dog from extreme cold, ice, >>

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Sleep Tight

What you’ll want to know about anesthesia, whether your pet’s procedure is risky or routine

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

The Hurt Unlocker

Your pet can’t tell you he’s in pain, but the way he behaves can say plenty about how he’s feeling

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The Grief Counselor Is In

Three questions for Eric Richman, Cummings School's first veterinary social worker.

How Dogs Think

A scientist explores how genetics and experience shape the canine mind.

The Campus Buzz

A new selective in honeybee medicine is preparing veterinarians to work with beekeepers.