Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Emily McCobb

Community Medicine


  • MS - Animals & Public Policy - 2002
  • DVM - Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine - 2000
  • BS - Claremont McKenna College - 1995

House Officer Training

  • Rotating Small Animal Internship - Angell Memorial Hospital
  • Residency - Anesthesiology 2003-2006

Board Certification

  • ACVAA - 2006
  1. Cook, A. and McCobb, E. Quantifying the shelter rabbit population: An analysis of Massachusetts and Rhode Island animal shelters. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science (in press for October 2012).
  2. Markovich, J., Ross, L. and McCobb E. The prevalence of leptospiral antibodies in free-roaming cats in Worcester Massachusetts. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, 2012 (early view published online March 6, 2012).
  3. Benetato, M., Reisman, R. and McCobb, E. The veterinarian’s role in animal cruelty cases. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2011, 238:31-34.
  4. Abelson, AL, McCobb, E, Wetmore, LA, Karas, AZ, Armitage Chan, E, Shaw, SP, Blaze, CA. “Use of a wound soaker catheter for the administration of local anesthetic for post-operative analgesia: 56 cases.” Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia 2009, 36:597-602.
  5. Sanchez-Migallon Guzman D., Mayer J., Melidone R., McCarthy RJ.,McCobb E., Kavirayani A., Rush JE. “Pacemaker implantation in a ferret (Mustela putorius furo) with third-degree atrioventricular block.” Veterinary Clinics of North America. Exotic Animal Practice. 2006, 9(3):677-87.

General Research Interests

  • Companion animal management policy
  • Opioid pharmacokinetics
  • Stress and pain management
  • Subjective scoring systems


  • Pain management
  • Euthanasia
  • Communications
  • Shelter policy

Research Interests by Organ System and Disease

Human Animal Interaction (HAI)
  • Population medicine, animal shelters, human-animal bond. Also anesthesiology.