Keep Up-to-Date on Your Vaccinations

Spring has sprung! Have your horses received their spring shots yet? Check our suggested vaccination schedule, courtesy of the American Association of Equine Practitioners, to see if your horses are up-to-date on all of the recommended vaccinations....

Clinical case challenge: Diagnosis and Treatment of Molly’s Anal Sac

Michele Keyerleber, DVM, DACVR (Radiation Oncology) John Berg, DVM, DACVS Case Description Molly, an 11.5 -year -old spayed female Golden Retriever was referred for treatment of a 1 cm anal sac mass that was discovered incidentally on a routine physical examination. ...

Veterinary Clinical Studies: Where Research Meets Clinical Care

Benefits of Participation There are a number of benefits to having a client’s pet participate in a clinical trial: You are assured the animal will receive care from a highly specialized support team, who monitor the animal’s health very closely. Some of the cost of...

At Your Service: Radiation Oncology and Soft Tissue Veterinary Professionals Partner Together for Molly’s Case

Meet the Team  Radiation Oncology Faculty  Michele Keyerleber, DVM, DACVR (RO), a board-certified veterinary radiation oncologist and faculty member, is a 2008 graduate of Cornell University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  She later completed a small animal...

Foster Hospital Employee Spotlight: 
Ann Alartosky

While in college, Ann found herself nursing her sick cat back to health. Her desire to know all the clinical details surrounding her cat’s condition steered her to a career in veterinary medicine. After receiving her bachelor’s degree at Mount Ida College and...

Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Arrhythmogenic Right Ventricular Cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in the Boxer: a Pilot Study

Cardiomyopathy is a common ailment of the Boxer breed which includes serious irregular heartbeats and reduced strength of the heart’s contractions.  A form of the disease bears a striking resemblance to arrhythmogenic right ventricular cardiomyopathy (ARVC) in people,...

Allogeneic Umbilical Cord Tissue (Wharton Jelly) Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cell Therapy for Chronic Valvular Disease and Associated Congestive Heart Failure

Currently, no medical treatments have been shown to delay the progression of chronic valvular disease (CVD) in dogs, which is a very common heart disease in dogs. In this disease, heart valves become thickened and can no longer keep blood from leaking backwards,...

Preventing Everyday Pet Accidents

Some of the most common types of accidents we see at Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center are preventable, including injury resulting from home grooming accidents, getting hit by cars, fights with other animals, or ingestion of...

April Clinical Case Challenge – Equine

History: A 10-day-old crossbred filly was referred to the Internal Medicine Service at the Hospital for Large Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, with a one-day history of sudden hind limb lameness.   Case Details: On her physical examination, the...

No Hoof, No Horse: Treating the Abscess

You walk out to your barn in the morning and you see your horse three-legged or toe-touching lame and unwilling to walk. You start to panic, hoping it’s not something serious. However, you know he was fine last night and had been in his stall, so what could it be?...