Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Located in North Grafton, Massachusetts, the Cummings School offers a four-year curriculum leading to the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. The School also offers MS degrees in Animals and Public Policy and in Conservation Medicine, a PhD in Comparative Biomedical Sciences, as well as combined DVM/MS degree programs in Comparative Biomedical Studies and Laboratory Animal Medicine. The DVM/MPH degree program is conducted in collaboration with the Tufts University School of Medicine, as well as the DVM/MS program with the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, the DVM/MS in Applied Biotechnology with Worcester Polytechnic Institute, the DVM/PhD with Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, and the DVM/PhD with the University of Massachusetts Medical School.
Organization and faculty
Established in 1978, the Cummings School is under the supervision of a dean, appointed by the president and the provost, with the approval of the Trustees of Tufts College (the university's governing board). The dean is responsible for all aspects of the school's operations, including medical education, admissions, faculty appointments, clinical relationships, and various affiliated research centers and institutes.
The school was named in honor of William S. Cummings after a $50 million donation to the school in 2005.