Assistant Director, Center for Animals and Public Policy
Emily McCobb, DVM, MS, DACVAA, is Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and also directs the school’s Shelter Medicine Program. Her interests are in stress, pain and quality of life, and in preparing veterinary students to provide excellent anesthesia in general practice. Dr. McCobb received her veterinary degree from Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 2000 and completed a rotating internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in 2001. After some time in private practice and obtaining a Masters of Animals and Public Policy, she returned to the Cummings School for a residency in Anesthesiology and Pain Management in 2003. She achieved board certification in 2006 and worked to start the anesthesia and surgery services at Tufts Vets, before joining the faculty of the Cummings School in the anesthesia section and the Center for Animals and Public Policy in 2009.
MS, Animals & Public Policy , 2002
DVM, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University, 2000
BS, Claremont McKenna College, 1995
American College of Veterinary Anesthesia and Analgesia (ACVAA)
Companion animal management policy
Stress and pain management
Subjective scoring systems
Research and Clinical Interests
Pain and stress assessment
Clinical pharmacology of opioids
Novel uses of local anesthetics
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).
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).
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.
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.
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.
House Officer Training
Rotating Small Animal Internship – Angell Memorial Hospital