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Success Stories

  • Hermione's story

    Hermione arrived in the Tufts veterinary emergency room on Thanksgiving evening after having been in a house fire that had destroyed her home.

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  • Honey's story

    Honey, looked droopy-eyed, was attempting to vomit unsuccessfully, and had a misshapen belly, Cindy Tingle immediately thought of what had likely killed Emma, her old Gordon setter—bloat.

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  • Jubi's story

    Jubi arrived at Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Tufts emergency room because of straining to and screaming when attempting to defecate.

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  • Barley's story

    The 6-year-old cat arrived at the Foster Hospital in pretty serious shape: whimpering in pain, not eating or drinking, unable to walk without a wobble.

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  • Anesthesia


    Anesthesia is necessary for animal patients undergoing surgery and other medical procedures such as endoscopy, imaging and radiation therapy.

  • Behavior


    The Behavior Clinic at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals successfully treats many common animal behavior problems.

  • Cardiology


    Cardiology Service is able to successfully diagnose and manage heart disease in a wide variety of animals.

  • Clinical Nutrition

    Clinical Nutrition

    The Clinical Nutrition Service works with specialists and other services to provide state-of-the-art nutrition for animals with medical conditions.

  • Critical Care

    Critical Care

    The Intensive Care Unit (ICU) at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals provides care for critically ill dogs and cats 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

  • Dentistry and Oral Surgery

    The Dentistry and Oral Surgery team offer a number of treatments from routine dental cleaning to more complicated procedures like root canals and orthodontics.

  • Dermatology and Allergy

    The Dermatology Service is headed by board-certified veterinary dermatologists with extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, coat, ear and nail problems.

  • Diagnostic Imaging

    Diagnostic Imaging

    The diagnostic imaging service is one of the largest such specialist groups in the country, with six board-certified radiologists and the most advanced imaging equipment available.

  • Emergency Medicine

    Emergency Medicine

    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.

  • Internal Medicine

    Internal Medicine

    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

    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.

  • Neurology and Neurosurgery

    Neurology and Neurosurgery

    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.

  • Obesity Clinic

    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.

  • Oncology


    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.

  • Ophthalmology


    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.

  • Pain Clinic

    Pain Clinic

    The Pain Clinic was created especially for veterinary patients with painful conditions that have proven difficult to manage using standard analgesic regimens.

  • Orthopedic Surgery

    Orthopedic Surgery

    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.

  • Reproduction


    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.

  • Soft Tissue Surgery

    Soft Tissue Surgery

    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

    Zoological Companion Animal Medicine

    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.

Renewing the Healing Spaces

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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    Veterinarian with kidsReferrals are absolutely critical to our teaching, research and service missions, and bring our state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to pets throughout New England.

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