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Kate Cummings - DVM, DACVAA

Kate Cummings, a member of the anesthesia and analgesia service at Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia. Dr. Cummings is a proud graduate of Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine (Go, Green!) and completed her anesthesiology residency at TCSVM.

Following three years in busy small animal referral practices, MedVet Medical and Cancer Center for Pets in Columbus, Ohio and Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, Massachusetts, Dr. Cummings is thrilled to return to Tufts as a faculty member and spend more time anesthetizing and researching larger animals. Dr. Cummings’ professional areas of interest include regional anesthesia, transfusion medicine, and anesthetic and analgesic management of trauma patients and those patients that are emergent or critically ill.¬†Outside of work, Dr. Cummings enjoys running, hiking, and cooking. She immensely enjoys time spent with family, friends, and her three dogs, Polly, Phoebe, and Maple.


  • Specialty Training – Tufts University, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, 2015
  • DVM – Michigan State University, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2011
  • BS – Carnegie Mellon University, 2007

Board Certification

  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia

General Research Interests

  • The anesthetic period for the equine patient
  • Transfusion medicine in dogs and cats

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Trauma patients and those patients that are emergent/critically ill
  • Regional anesthesia with utilization of peripheral nerve blocks, epidurals, novel local anesthetics, and wound soaker catheters
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Pain management in domestic large animal species


  • Enhance curriculum with practical anesthesia knowledge, insight, and skills
  • Creating an approachable clinical teaching environment in which the practice of anesthesia is less feared
  • Broadening and diversifying large animal anesthesia curriculum