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Working @ Cummings School

Cummings School offers many opportunities to help you live your professional life to the fullest. Our programs range from workplace wellness, career planning, and diverse student groups to help you prepare for an enriching career.

Programs & Resources at Cummings School

Alpha Psi (Omicron Chapter)

Vet students participating in this professional fraternity build lifelong friendships and engage with faculty through a variety of social and community outreach activities.

American Association of Equine Professionals (AAEP)

The Tufts student chapter provides a broad array of educational programs and professional networking opportunities in the field of equine medicine.

American Association of Feline Practitioners (AAFP)

Cummings School’s student chapter provides access to numerous educational programs and professional networking opportunities in the field of feline medicine.

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)

Students who want to pursue internal medicine board-certification or general practice learn what these careers are like through engaging student chapter activities.

American Society for Lab Animal Practitioners (ASLAP)

Students interested in a career in laboratory animal medicine or just looking to explore are exposed to this niche field through the eyes of practicing professionals.

Association of Avian Veterinarians (Avian Club)

Student members have an opportunity to explore their interests in avian medicine, including wildlife, companion bird or commercial poultry-type practice.

Behavior Club

Students learn about the field of animal behavior and behavioral counseling through engaging programs involving interaction with practicing behavioral specialists.

Career Chat

Career Chat are informal discussions offered through the Cummings Support Center that provide veterinary students with real-life perspectives on career options available within the veterinary profession. Through monthly sessions attended by Cummings School alumni, students… Read More

Cummings Hosts International

CHI assists students, scholars, faculty and residents visiting from across the globe to ensure that they have the most enriching social and educational experience.

Diagnostic Imaging Club

Veterinary students participate in programming outside the classroom that helps them become more comfortable with interpretation of imaging results and imaging-specific topics.

Gap Junction

Veterinary students share their knowledge and the world of science and veterinary medicine with middle school students through this after-school educational program.

Healer’s Art

This selective course offered to 1st and 2nd-year veterinary students provides a foundation to help them cope with the mental health and well-being pressures of the veterinary profession.

Holistic Medicine Club

Students explore holistic treatment options within veterinary medicine and how they can be integrated with traditional approaches for animal wellness.

Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association (HSVMA)

Through lunch talks, community service events and resources of the HSVMA, students are exposed to issues such as animal welfare and policy, stray animal population control and disaster relief.

New England Students for One Health

Students learn about the concept of One Health – connecting aspects of human, animal and environmental health to address challenges facing our communities.

Parental and Family Planning Resources

Tufts University as well as Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine and the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center support your decision to have or plan a family while here whether you are a student, faculty or staff.… Read More

Pathology Club

Student gain insights into the field of veterinary pathology through monthly lunch discussions and weekend wet labs.

Pet Loss Support Hotline

Just a phone call away — veterinary students are available to help pet owners work through the heartache of losing a beloved animal companion.

Shelter Medicine Club (SCASV)

Through guest lectures, wet labs and direct exposure to animals in shelters, students expand their understanding of the field of shelter medicine and animal welfare.

Student Association of Veterinary Ethics (SAVE)

Students explore issues related to animal welfare and gain tools to guide them through ethical dilemmas they will face throughout their veterinary careers.

Student Livestock Organization (SLO)

Students work with practicing ambulatory veterinarians to gain experience caring for various types of livestock, including cattle, goats, sheep and pigs.

Student Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Society (SVECCS)

Veterinary students learn about emergency and critical care medicine through clinical case presentations, wet labs and by facilitating pet first aid seminars for the local community.

Student Veterinary Surgical Society (SVSS)

Veterinary students explore their interest in a surgical career through programming outside the classroom aimed at expanding their knowledge and practical expertise in this field.

The Simulation Center

In this hands-on teaching and learning center, veterinary students hone clinical and surgical techniques and build the self-assurance and competence needed to be practice-ready upon graduation.

Tufts Office of Equal Opportunity

Tufts University is committed to protecting the mental and physical well-being of employees and students by ensuring the environment is free of discrimination and harassment.

Tufts Veterinary Council on Diversity

Students, faculty and staff champion campus-wide efforts to foster an environment where all individuals are respected, and diversity and inclusion are embraced.

Veterinarians as One In Culture and Ethnicity (VOICE) & Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA)

Students lead efforts that foster acceptance and inclusivity for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities within the veterinary profession and across a diversifying clientele.

Veterinarians for Global Solutions (VGS)

This club helps students develop a network of connections worldwide and provides opportunities to explore the role of the veterinarian in international veterinary medicine.

Veterinary Business Management Association (VBMA)

Student members gain access to information on business practices, communication skills, and networking opportunities that help them build leadership skills and achieve management roles in veterinary practice.

Veterinary Disaster Response Club

Students and faculty are introduced to the role veterinarians play in disaster relief efforts and how to prepare for and help families and their pets when natural disaster strikes.

Veterinary Nutrition Club

Student members gain insights and professional competency in veterinary nutrition with opportunities to research and explore nutrition-related employment.

Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative (WVLDI)

Female veterinary students engage in programs that teach skills needed to achieve leadership excellence in preparation for administrative, policy and decision-making positions.

Work-Life Balance at Tufts – Faculty and Staff

Tufts offers comprehensive benefits and many resources for faculty and staff to help manage the demands of home and work.

Additional Programs & Resources

  • Veterinary Leadership Experience Veterinary Leadership ExperienceThis week-long experiential training program is designed to help veterinary professionals “think outside the box” and learn skills necessary to be healthy and resilient leaders within veterinary medicine.