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Life-Saving Surgery Leads to Confident Comeback

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Sam was well on his way to a successful career as a young eventer, when he was suddenly found to be facing a life-threatening case of colic one day. Tufts Hospital for Large Animals stepped in to complete a complicated surgery, and a year later Sam and Elizabeth Chertavian completed their first Preliminary event as a team.

It’s the Size of the Fight in the Horse That Counts

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Prince faced adversity from the day he was born—a full month premature—but that didn’t keep him and owner Christina Eddleston from the New England Miniature Horse Society winner’s circle. And, thanks to the help of the team at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, Prince came out on the winning end of a complicated colic surgery as well.

A Bond That Can’t Be Broken

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

It may have been love at first sight, but Peppy would still require lots TLC from both his owner, Leigh-Ann Davis, and the Tufts Hospital for Large Animals team after a string of incidents brought him to Cummings Veterinary Medical Center three times in one year.

Peppy blue ribbon

Communication Key in Getting Multi-Sport Athlete Back on Track

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Susan Straight describes Otis “as close to a perfect horse as we can get,” so when a mysterious cough formed and began to interfere with the multi-sport athlete’s performance, Susan called on the pros for a resolution.

Fit for a Princess

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Susan Crawford says Dr. Alfredo Sanchez-Londoño of Tufts Ambulatory Service has always gone the extra mile. It was no exception when he not only made the arrangements for “Princess” to receive treatment at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, but made sure to be at the facility during the process as well.

Mysterious Lameness No Match for Lucy Thanks to the Help of Tufts Team

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Lucy made a long journey from the racetrack to enjoying her current career as an eventer, but none of it would have been possible if it weren’t for the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center clinicians’ ability to pinpoint a misunderstood back injury.

Therapy Horse Gets the Best Treatment so She Can Give Her Best

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Lily has an important job, working as an instrumental part of a Registered Therapy Team with her owner, Marsha Craig, for Tufts Paws for People. And thanks to the relationship they’ve formed through Paws for People, Cummings Veterinary Medical Center was the easy choice when Lily needed an assessment for her locking stifles.

Fracture Can’t Dull Hidden Gem’s Shine

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

By nature, dressage riders become very aware of and familiar with the way their mounts move, so when Cody walked out of his stall one morning with a sudden lameness, Willette Brown knew just who to call.

Beautiful Relationship Emerges Out of Darkness

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

Neither broken leg nor ulcers could keep Beau down, and owner Debra Benanti gives credit to the educational commitment of Tufts Hospital for Large Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center for not only Beau’s survival, but their close relationship following his treatments.