Summer 2015

A Leg Up for Horse Health

Faculty and students train their entrepreneurial skills on multimillion-dollar equine legwear industry

Willow needs more than her regular old shoes to work out on the treadmill >>

Best in Show

$9.5 million renovation of the Foster Hospital is underway

When the renovations on the Foster Hospital for Small Animals are completed a year >>

A Community of Farmers Grows in Grafton

Bounty helps pet owners afford unanticipated veterinary care

The Cummings School Community Garden, now in its second year, provides members of the >>

The Veterinarian and Her Friend

Ever grateful for the care of her beloved pets, Audrey Noreen Koller bequeaths $2.1 million to Foster Hospital

Mary Labato, V83, was doing her residency at a Boston veterinary hospital in 1985 >>

Electric Avenue

Energy-efficient motorcycle added to Tufts police force

The Tufts Police Department now has an electric motorcycle in its patrol fleet. Housed >>

Talking About Race

A Tufts-wide forum looks at the causes and consequences of inequality

Tufts moved the post-Ferguson conversation on racial injustice a step forward this year when >>

Commitment Counts

Join the Loyal Companion Society

You can help Cummings School thrive by joining the Loyal Companion Society, which recognizes >>

Out Like a Lamb 

Students learn to care for livestock

After a record-breaking cold and snowy winter in Massachusetts, this lamb, born at Cummings >>

Tufts Hires Chief Diversity Officer

Among his priorities, a deeper sense of unity among campuses

When Mark Brimhall-Vargas arrived at Tufts this spring to become the university’s chief diversity >>

Going to the Dogs (and Cats)

Nutrition research could learn from man’s best friends

When it comes to nutrition, we have a lot in common with our pets: >>

Why I Give

Our philanthropists, in their own words

“The Foster Hospital knows 8-year-old Mies well after saving her back (twice) and >>

Top Stories

Gorilla Docs

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

Like Minds

Animal behavior research holds promise for better detection and treatment of autism, OCD and other compulsive disorders in people

The Ducks Are Dying

An outbreak caused by a newly identified virus spawns a regional effort to manage wildlife epidemics

Animal Instinct

The power of our relationships with other species

Editor's Picks

5 Ways to Protect Your Pet from Lyme Disease

Cats don't get it, but the bacteria can cause real problems for dogs

Backyard Battles

The unhappy convergence of suburbia and wildlife

Cancer Genetics

Two malignancies common in golden retrievers share similar DNA markers

Don’t Give Your Cat’s Oral Health the Brush-Off

Veterinarians recommend daily dental care

Itching to Know

Advice for dealing with all things lumpy, bumpy, red and splotchy on your pet’s skin