In the pages listed below, Tuft’s first veterinary students and professors tell the story of building a school from the ground up. And we highlight five of the key ways the school has had an outsized impact on the health and well-being of people, animals, and the world we share.

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Genevieve Rajewski

Genevieve Rajewski, senior writer at Tufts and editor of Cummings Veterinary Medicine, can be reached at