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Organization/Company: Tufts University

Location: North Grafton, Massachusetts

Website: www.tufts.edu/vet

Pathology Environment: Academic pathology receiving biopsy and postmortem cases from the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital and Wildlife Clinic

Discipline/Field of Study: Anatomic

Length of Externship: 1-3 weeks

Time of Year: Anytime, limit 1 extern at a time

Funding: No

Housing Provided: No

Description of Externship:

The small animal teaching hospital averages 23,000 cases annually and the large animal hospital averages 1,700 cases annually. The autopsy service provides diagnoses for approximately 500 cases annually.  These cases are represented chiefly by small companion animals, horses, and a variety of wildlife and exotic species. The biopsy service provides diagnoses for approximately 1,700 cases annually, which come primarily from the teaching hospitals.

Activities include participation in the pathology rotation with Tufts senior veterinary students, attendance at weekly pathology rounds (gross, histopathology seminar, surgical pathology), monthly combined specialty rounds (neurology, ophthalmology, dermatology) and participation in the surgical biopsy service with pathology faculty and residents and study of histopathology slide sets. Additional activities can be arranged depending on time and interest of the extern.

Externships will be filled on a first come basis and limited to 1 at a time.  The summer months are typically in highest demand, so early application is encouraged.  Applications should include CV & letter of intent.


Nicholas A. Robinson, BVSc (Hons), PhD, MACVSc, DACVP
Associate Professor, Dept of Biomedical Sciences
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Tufts University
200 Westboro Rd, N Grafton, MA 01536


Updated: 10/13/2017

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