Equine Patients at HLA

The Hospital for Large Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts treats a range of equine patients, from the competitive athlete to the beloved pet, and from the newborn foal to the geriatric horse. Approximately 80 percent of the patients seen at the Hospital for Large Animals are equine, and present a wide range of ailments.

It is relatively easy to spot a horse that is limping badly or coughing severely or that has advanced heart disease, but identifying minor issues with any of these systems can be difficult. Even small problems can have significant effects on high-performance horses, and the longer physical ailments go untreated, the greater their potential to cause catastrophic breakdowns in the future.

To prevent small issues from turning into large ones, Hospital for Large Animals faculty clinicians, interns, residents, students and staff are committed to working together with clients and their primary care veterinarians to create, implement and monitor a custom care and recovery plan for each patient that comes in. The facility is able to image nearly every structure in the body through non-invasive techniques, allowing veterinarians to make comprehensive diagnoses of problems and treat patients with more targeted therapies. The Hospital for Large Animals utilizes the most advanced diagnostic imaging systems available, including the only high-strength respiratory evaluation and lameness evaluation, and offers cutting-edge regenerative therapies such as stem cell, PRP and IRAP therapy.

Please contact the Hospital for Large Animals to make an appointment.

Hospital for Large Animals
Cummings Veterinary Medical Center
53 Willard Street
North Grafton, MA 01536
Phone: 508-839-7926
Fax: 508-839-7931
Emergency Services: 508-839-7926