Spring 2019

Looking through the Eyes of Animals

Temple Grandin on the importance of first impressions, why “draconian leash laws” are a problem for dogs, and more.

The renowned animal behaviorist Temple Grandin visited Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine in January >>

Unbroken

Thanks to recent veterinary advances, leg fractures in horses don’t have to be life-threatening—or even career-ending.

There’s a dangerous misconception—even among many equine veterinarians—that a horse that breaks a leg >>

Are Essential Oils Dangerous to Pets?

Yes, they can be, so follow these tips to keep your animals safe.

Annie Wayne, V11, VG11, and Lindsey Krupa, V19, from the emergency and critical care department >>

Seal of Approval

Diverse stakeholders in Nantucket agreed that the health of the ecosystem is top priority when it comes to the management of seals.

Nearly 50 years after the passage of the Marine Mammal Protection Act, the gray >>

Get the Lead Out

Best practices for keeping your backyard chickens and family lead-safe.

Do you have backyard chickens? Follow these tips from Cummings School Research Assistant Professor >>

When Asthma Isn’t Obvious

An equine pulmonologist works with veterinarians in the field to conduct a specialized type of liquid biopsy.

Asthma is a common condition in horses, but it can be surprisingly difficult to >>

Paradise Burning

A veterinarian tells of the long, smoke-filled hours caring for animals after last year’s harrowing wildfires in California.

On the night of November 17, I said goodbye to my husband and cat >>

Your Rescue Dogs in Their New Homes

Hundreds of readers told us they adopted dogs that started life in a different part of the U.S. Meet three of these pups.

Last issue, we explored how Cummings School is researching the effects of animal-rescue programs >>

Top Stories

Swimming with Sharks

An alum helps us better understand sharks through photography and research.

Looking through the Eyes of Animals

Temple Grandin on the importance of first impressions, why “draconian leash laws” are a problem for dogs, and more.

Are Essential Oils Dangerous to Pets?

Yes, they can be, so follow these tips to keep your animals safe.

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Meet Our New Dean

A visionary leader in veterinary medicine takes the helm of New England’s only veterinary school.

A Chicken and Egg Problem

Urban dwellers looking to raise backyard chickens must take precautions to prevent lead exposure.

Mastering the Art of Communication

Before heading into clinics and hospitals, veterinary students practice having difficult conversations with clients.