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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.

A Rescue Mission

For years, international organizations have turned to Jim and Jenny Desmond to care for primates in crisis and to track dangerous diseases. Now, they’re taking on their toughest challenge yet.

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Alumna Helps Eradicate Parasite That Has Returned to Florida

Cynthia Duerr, V99, is working with 24 countries in Africa to help protect livestock from Old World screwworm, a close cousin of the pest identified in Florida, and from other contagious diseases.

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The 50-Ton Patient

How do you study animals you can’t fit on an exam table? Rosalind Rolland, V84, is glad you asked.

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Curiosity Saved the Cats

The untold story of how a small team of researchers saved the lives of millions of felines—and helped identify the cause of AIDS

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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

AVMA – Denver, CO – Alumni Reception – July 13, 2018

Please join us for a Cummings School alumni reception at Next Door Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop Street, Suite 100, Denver CO, on Friday, July 13, 2018, 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm.   Directions to Next Door Union Station using the free trolley    

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Next Door Union Station, 1701 Wynkoop St., Suite 100
Denver, CO 80202 United States
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TUVAA Meeting, September 12, 2018, 6:30 pm

Please join us for the next Tufts University Veterinary Alumni Association (TUVAA) meeting on September 12, 2018, at 6:30 pm in the Kohnstamm Conference Room on the first floor of the Jean Mayer Administration Building. Dinner will be provided! If you would like to participate via Webex, please email us at

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Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 200 Westboro Rd North Grafton MA 01536 US
North Grafton, MA 01536 United States
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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