Cummings School celebrates graduation

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147 students earn degrees 

Graduates pose for a photo with members of Worcester Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit.
Photo/courtesy Riley Aronson, V21, for Tufts University

North Grafton – Equipped to excel at career paths ranging from veterinary medicine to conservation medicine, the study of infectious disease, and advancement of animal policy and animal welfare issues, 147 students were awarded degrees May 19, from New England’s only veterinary school, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. The celebration of commencement was marked by speeches, awards and the presentation of degrees. The graduates and their guests were also treated to an appearance by four members of Worcester Police Department’s Mounted Patrol Unit, along with their horses.

The commencement exercises celebrated the accomplishments of 94 doctor of veterinary medicine candidates, some of whom have earned additional degrees: six will also receive a master of public health; and four will also receive a master of science.

Cummings School had one Ph.D. student, 18 students earning a master of science in animals and public policy; 18 students earning a master of science in conservation medicine; and 16 students earning a master of science in infectious disease and global health.

Gregory M. Wolfus, clinical assistant professor of clinical sciences, and Jonathan A. Runstadler, professor of infectious disease and global health, will be honored with the Zoetis Animal Health awards for distinguished teaching and research excellence, respectively.