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Hospitals and Clinics

In It for the Long Haul

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Donna Bloniasz was a veterinary technician at the small-animal hospital when its doors opened 35 years ago—and remains a valuable part of the team to this day.

Donna Bloniasz takes a patient’s blood pressure at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals.

Harnessing Empathy in the Face of Emergencies

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

After the attacks of 9/11, Michelle Emmott decided to pursue her true passion. She’s now a veterinary technician in the Foster Hospital ER, nursing pets and teaching those around her.

Michelle Emmott sitting on her couch playing with her cat

A Technician’s Tale

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

As the general surgery service technician at the Hospital for Large Animals, Katie Calicchio has no shortage of compassion for the patients—or their owners.

Katie Calicchio holding her dog posing for a photo while standing in a lake.

For the Love of Horses

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Bridget Hatch planned on being a professional rider, but when a vet tech job opened at the large-animal hospital, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

Veterinary technician, Bridget Hatch, laughing while being licked by a horse on the face

Hank Investigates: Tetanus in Dogs

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Dr. Ian DeStefano spoke with 7 News Boston about tetanus in dogs and a case that was successfully treated at Foster Hospital.

tetanus bacteria - in fluid

All Hands on Deck

Monday, August 24th, 2020

A full collaboration between Travis’s owner, primary care veterinarian, and Tufts Equine Center ends in a successful outcome

Rachell Perkins sitting on a fence with her horse, Travis, who is an Appaloosa, next to her.

Tetanus rare in dogs, but clean wounds

Monday, August 10th, 2020

Alum Dr. John de Jong answers a Boston Herald reader’s questions about tetanus in dogs—and gives kudos to the Foster Hospital staff who recently diagnosed and successfully treated a pet with this rare and potentially deadly infection.

puggle licking its paw