A sea turtle swims below the depths

Animal Health & Welfare

All animals deserve a healthy life. But safeguarding that right often depends on people with knowledge, compassion, and couragepeople like Tufts faculty and students. On multiple fronts they champion animal health and welfare, from protecting endangered wildlife to developing medical therapies for companion animals.

Herd of elephants in the grass

Support the Tufts Elephant Conservation Alliance's groundbreaking mission to track and protect elephants.

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Helping Tufts community members raise money to bring their ideas to life.

  • Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine was the first to establish a Center for Animals and Public Policy, and the first to develop a veterinary ethics textbook.
Tibet

When Yang Yu, VG16, arrived in the Yushu Tibetan Autonomous Prefecture in southern Qinghai, China, the first thing she noticed was the dogs. Huge and black with thick ruffs of fur like lions’ manes, Tibetan mastiffs were everywhere.

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The Crowdfunding at Tufts website, crowdfund.tufts.edu, showcases the wide range of these projects, including some you might not have suspected were going on at the university.
Examining a horse's movements

The chestnut horse being examined for a suspected back injury at Cummings School’s new Equine Sports Medicine Complex had the long, elegant lines of a true Westphalian.