To make an appointment please call the Foster Hospital for Small Animals appointment desk at (508) 839-5395. Appointment hours are normally Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, although the exact hours and days vary with specialty. Find out more about making appointments.
It’s a common known fact that emergencies happen at the most inconvenient times. Pre-registration helps save valuable time should you need to bring your pet in for an emergency. Pre-register your pet online today.
The Emergency Service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you and your pet. We serve central Massachusetts as a primary emergency hospital, and New England and beyond for referral of critically ill or injured pets.
The Internal Medicine Service is led by board-certified veterinarians. Supporting them are trained technicians, interns, residents, students and staff within a state-of-the-art facility for providing diagnosis and advanced patient care.
Interventional Radiology is an exciting new field that allows for non-invasive treatment of many diseases in small animals that were previously difficult to treat. Through advanced imaging technology, we are now able to view nearly every structure in the body, allowing us to make comprehensive diagnoses of problems and treat animals with more targeted therapies.
The Neurology and Neurosurgery Service provides care for patients with neurological disorders of the brain, inner ear, spinal cord and vertebrae, as well as diseases affecting muscles, nerves and the peripheral nervous system.
The Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals specializes in customized weight management plans that allow for safe weight loss with expert guidance from a board-certified veterinary nutritionist within the Clinical Nutrition Service.
The mission of the Harrington Oncology Program is to provide the highest quality care for companion animals with cancer. This is accomplished by integrating state-of-the-art diagnostic, medical, radiation therapy and surgical techniques.
At the Ophthalmology Service, the health of your pet's eyes is our concern. Whether your pet comes in for a consultation or on an emergency basis, we offer the most advanced diagnostic and treatment practices for eye diseases and injuries in small animals and exotic pets.
The Orthopedic Surgery service is overseen by our board-certified faculty, who specialize in treating all types of orthopedic and neurologic trauma. In addition to surgery, the service also performs diagnostic evaluations of surgical candidates.
We provide a comprehensive reproductive management service for dogs and cats. Through our specialty consultant, a board-certified specialist in reproductive disease and management, the Reproductive (Theriogenology) Service offers many specialty services.
The soft tissue surgery service is overseen by our board-certified faculty, who specialize in treating problems of the chest and abdomen and external parts of the body. In addition to surgery, the service also performs diagnostic evaluations of surgical candidates.
Zoological Companion Animal Medicine (ZCAM) provides many services for avian and exotic pets including endoscopy, dentistry, radiology, ultrasonography, blood-work testing, surgery and advanced diagnostics including infectious disease testing.
Our most critical and immediate challenge is to renovate and expand our teaching hospitals to better deliver 21st century patient care, the highest level of client service, and up-to-date, quality clinical learning. This short video was produced to share the stories of compassion, dedication, and sheer inspiration that are linked to the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals. Find out more about the renovation project.
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The Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals (FHSA) at the Tufts Veterinary Medical Center provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. We offer consultation, referral and emergency veterinary services for cats, dogs, birds, fish, reptiles, and other small animals such as ferrets and guinea pigs.