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Alumni of Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine are active citizens, and ambassadors of Tufts, who are working around the world to heal, help and improve the wellbeing of animals and humans alike.

Motherhood and Veterinary School

Cummings School researchers find that women who are pregnant, raising children, or considering parenthood at U.S. veterinary training institutions may lack adequate support

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Overfishing and Modern-Day Slavery

Tufts’ Jessica Sparks, VG14, researches the connections between fishing stock declines worldwide and forced labor on the open seas

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Cheryl London, V90, Appointed to Named Professorship

Cummings School researcher focuses on comparative oncology and improving cancer treatment in both pets and people

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A Leader’s Legacy

David McGrath, AG83, V86, chaired the Cummings School Board of Advisors since 2006.

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An Officer and a Veterinarian

Lessons learned from Hugh Mainzer, V90, who received the Tufts University Alumni Association’s Distinguished Achievement Award.

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Combating Dogfighting

Dog fighters often blame any injuries on a “yard fight.” New research reveals distinct wound patterns from the criminal enterprise—and may provide a new tool for law enforcement.

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A Mastiff Issue in China

A conservation medicine alum addresses the problem of free-ranging dogs on the Tibetan plateau.

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On the Road with the Goat Doc

After she had trouble finding care for her own dairy goats, Cara Sammons-Shepard, V16, decided to become a traveling veterinarian herself.

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I am both honored and excited to serve as the next TUVAA President. 2018 marks our alma mater's 40th anniversary and if you have not yet seen the impressive renovations of the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals and the new Equine Sports Medicine Complex then it’s time for a road trip! Read Dr. Holmes' full message to alumni

Dr. Katie Holmes

TUVAA President

Upcoming Events

VMX Alumni Reception

Please join us for a Cummings School Alumni Reception at VMX on Sunday, January, 20, 2019, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm. The reception will be held at Tropics Pool Bar and Grille located at the Hilton Orlando in beautiful Orlando, Florida. We hope to see you there!

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WVC Alumni Reception

Save the date for an alumni reception at Mandalay Bay on February 18, 2019, 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm. Our reception will be held in a hotel suite at the Mandalay Bay. The room number of the Cummings Alumni Suite will be communicated as soon as it is available.

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Save the Date for Reunion 2020!

Save the date! Cummings School's next Reunion will be held on June 27, 2020 on campus!

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Eddie's Friends

As sturdy as Eddie is, he can't support vet students.
But you can.

Join the Eddie's Friends Alumni Leadership Recognition Program by making a donation to


Veterinarians C.A.R.E.

The Veterinarians CARE (Companion Animals Remembered) Program provides veterinarians a unique way to commemorate their clients’ animals after they have passed away.

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DVM with client and patient


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Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
200 Westboro Road
North Grafton, MA 01536
Phone: (508) 839-7905


Associate Director, Alumni Relations and Alumni Giving
(508) 839-7909