No, this isn't about Otter, Flounder, Boon, or D-Day. This article is about veterinary schools, the economic downturn, and its effect on Tufts University's Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, one of two fully accredited private veterinary schools. Tufts, located in Medford, Massachusetts, is, according to university president Lawrence Bacow, "a university with an unprecedented diversity of programs, exceptional faculty and staff, and bright and talented students." In varying degrees, the same might be said about the Cummings School.
In her javmaNews article, Veterinary colleges adapting to colder economic climate, Malinda Osborne notes that less income from states, teaching hospitals, and the private sector spells cutbacks: