Cynthia Borjes, CVT, has worked in the Foster Hospital for Small Animals for 14 Years. Working in the Clinical Sciences Department, Cindy sees an array of clients, each presenting a unique challenge. “Once I was ‘boxed’ in the head by a hungry Kangaroo who wanted her banana. Who can say that?”
Cindy attended and graduated from Old Dominion University with a degree in business, but she knew she wanted to work with animals. Soon after graduating, she began working at an animal hospital. “I loved every minute of it so I began to take prevet courses,” she said.
After working with an adoption program for retired racing Greyhounds, she decided she really wanted to care for small animals. She was drawn to the Medicine Department due to the challenging diagnostic processes and the fact that, most of the time, the patients are awake, unlike surgery or anesthesia technicians’ patients. After working with the Greyhound rescue, she landed at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals as a Technician with absolutely no regrets. In describing her experience here at the Foster Hospital. Cindy says, “It is so amazing to have specialists in every field all under one roof. Much of the staff at Tufts has been working here for many years and it is a pleasure, to say the least, to work with such knowledgeable, caring people. I truly love my job!”
She is still involved with Greyhound rescue and has 2 rescues herself: a cat and a dog – both former “Found Bys” in the hospital. She enjoys spending time with her family, whether at home, at the beach or involved with other outdoor activities. Cindy is also an avid painter and crafter and has had her own booth at the Cummings School Holiday Craft Fair every year.