Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Founded in 1978 and located just west of Boston in North Grafton, MA, the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is the sole provider of the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree throughout the six-state New England region. Our students and faculty are at the forefront of original research advancing animal, human and environmental health. Pioneering academic programming and quality clinical care services in our three teaching hospitals, in addition to our off-campus facilities, drive this expansive and entrepreneurial research program. The Cummings School provides a rich learning and research environment spanning the broad field of veterinary medicine including clinical practice, biomedical research, infectious disease, public health, anatomic and clinical pathology, veterinary biotechnology, international veterinary programs and conservation medicine.

The Cummings School’s multidisciplinary team approach of scientific inquiry is supported by mutually advantageous alliances and partnerships with industry, other universities, government laboratories, and non-government organizations in areas such as:

  • Biotechnology and new medical device technologies
  • Pathogenesis and treatment of infectious diseases
  • Zoonotic diseases and disease surveillance
  • Pharmaceuticals development
  • Human and animal health topics
  • Food safety and food security in the U.S. and abroad
  • Conservation of natural resources and global biodiversity
  • Sustainable agriculture methods

Research infrastructure highlights include:

  • NIH site of the Food and Waterborne Disease Integrated Research Network
  • Regional Biosafety Laboratory, Level 3, opening in 2009
  • Animal models and expertise in protocol development and management
  • Clinical studies site offering significant caseloads in numerous clinical specialties
  • GLP-compliant Research Animal Facilities
  • 250-acre working farm

To learn how your organization can partner with the Cummings School through collaborative and contract research, technologies development, recruitment opportunities, faculty consulting and more, or to arrange a tour of our facilities and campus, please contact:

Kim Gentry

Associate Director, Corporate and Foundation Relations

Phone: 508-839-4867

Email: kimberly.gentry@tufts.edu