Help the Cummings School Rise to the Challenge
In December, the campaign was given a boost by a challenge gift granted by the Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund. For every $2 raised or pledged between now and Dec. 31, 2014 the Amelia Peabody Charitable Fund will donate $1 for up to $2.5 million in matching funds. Learn more about how you can give.
Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals Renovation Campaign
To better provide 21st-century care for animals and enhance services for their owners, the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine has launched an initiative to renovate and expand the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals. “This project is necessary so that we can continue to provide the high level of service that our clients have come to expect – the kind of care that inspire families to bring their pets to us and veterinarians to make referrals here,” says Cummings School Dean, Deborah Kochevar.
When the Foster Hospital opened its doors in 1985, veterinarians anticipated providing care to 12,000 cats, dogs, and other companion animals a year. Last year, the hospital saw 28,000 cases. The 30-year-old building is at its capacity and renovations are needed to continue to deliver our best in patient care and client service.
Molly’s care with Imaging Services and Cancer Surgery
“Last night we received the good news that our dog’s cancer is gone. Dr. Singh, as primary surgeon and bearer of good news, accomplished the cure we traveled from out of state for. Your entire staff is amazing. Attending surgeon, Dr. Kudej immediately inspires confidence. Your senior student, Alexis Dubin, has excellent manner and offer a certain calm and compassion that worked well. We left the Foster Hospital feeling like we had brought our dog to the right place.”
Tia’s care with Emergency Services and Internal Medicine
“My dog, Tia, was referred to Tufts when she began vomiting and needed an ultrasound. The emergency triage staff greeted me with compassion and professionalism. During Tia’s stay, I received updates from doctors Fagan and Garneau and was confident Tia was in good hands. I will continue to visit Tufts without hesitation and think highly of the care that we received.
Koda’s care with Zoological Animal Specialization and Soft Tissue Surgery
“Thank you all for helping to save Koda’s life. The closest avian vet I would have taken our bird to normally was not available. After driving to Grafton in a snowstorm, Koda was admitted right away and surgery started within an hour of our arrival. Tufts has incredibly professional and caring staff, as well as providing an amazing response to an emergency situation.”
Mingus’s care for Cardiology Services
“My dog, Mingus has a heart problem which, through care at Tufts, has been managed. I can’t say speak highly enough about Dr. Suzanne Cunningham who deal with him in such a gentle, caring manner. All who I have dealt with at Tufts have been compassionate, caring and very, very warm. I feel lucky that Mingus has been treated at Tufts.”
Rosie’s care with Anesthesia and Emergency Services
“I was so upset and worried about my dog, Rosie, when she had a marrow bone stuck in her lower jaw. Dr. Sauer came out to see me right away and told me that Rosie was going to be fine. The doctor was incredibly reassuring and both time and cost efficient. I am so thankful the Tufts team is there for us.
Pebble’s care with Oncology Services
“We so appreciate the concern, compassion and especially the professional prowess at Tufts. Dr. Lisa Barber spends much time deliberating with us, and went to the tenth degree for Pebble. Everyone in oncology is truly a team, and the doctors and vet techs are the best possible. With great appreciation and fondness to all.”
Bailey’s care with Emergency and Critical Care Services
“Dr. Lynch saved my cat’s life. At the doctor’s recommendation, a feeding tube was put in, after my cat, Bailey, wasn’t eating on his own. The feeding tube is now out, and he is as good as new. Dr. Lynch has consistently followed Bailey’s progress and has been so supportive. I had a wonderful experience”
Success Stories at the Foster Hospital
- Louie, a golden retriever with adult-onset generalized demodicosis
- Tyson, a rottweiler with osteosarcoma in his leg
- Honey, an English setter with bloat
- Barley, a cat with a life-threatening urinary blockage
- Jubi, an African grey Parrot with difficulty passing an egg
- Hermione, a cat badly burned in a house fire