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Keeping Your Pets Safe at Cookouts

Wednesday, July 22nd, 2015

We consulted with Deborah E. Linder, DVM, DACVN, of the Tufts Obesity Clinic for Animals regarding steps owners can take to keep their pets safe. As the better weather approaches and you begin planning for a backyard celebration… Read More

Veterinary Clinical Studies: Where Research Meets Clinical Care

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University has many opportunities for pets to participate in clinical studies. We recognize how important it is for pets to have access to the most advanced treatments possible. Whether it’s a study exploring a simple screening method to detect early cardiomyopathy in cats or to determine the most appropriate dosing of Plavix in dogs, our veterinary specialists are committed exploring new medical treatments that can help companion pets live longer, healthier and quality lives. Please review our website complete with ongoing clinical studies.

Research Lab

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

Friday, April 17th, 2015

The news that a beloved family pet has cancer can be very upsetting. The good news is that many pets diagnosed with cancer have treatment options available to help them with their diagnosis.. At Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, our medical and radiation oncologists and soft tissue surgeons work together to develop an individualized treatment plan based unique patient needs. Foster
Hospital’s radiation oncology and soft tissue services are lead by board- certified specialists to assist you. Read more about our radiation oncology and soft tissue services and the best way to refer a client or obtain a consult from our team.

Foster Hospital Employee Spotlight: 
Ann Alartosky

Friday, April 10th, 2015

When Massachusetts native Ann Alartosky was in veterinary technician school, the only place she wanted to work was Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts. This month we shine the spotlight on Ann who, after15 years at Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary School of Medicine, continues to enjoy rewards and challenges every day as a valuable member of the anesthesia team.

Preventing Everyday Pet Accidents

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Unfortunately, accidents happen and for even the most careful and dedicated pet owners, sometimes there’s nothing you can do to prevent them. Knowing who to call in the event of an emergency will ensure your pet receives the best possible care. What’s also important to know is that there are some steps you can take to prevent certain accidents or injuries that often require emergency treatment.

Heartworm Information

Monday, April 6th, 2015

Heartworm Basics and Prevention: Prevention is the Best Medicine.  Download heartworm information here.

Tufts at Tech Helps Rocky Heal

Wednesday, April 1st, 2015

Rocky’s owner couldn’t afford the care her husky needed. Then she found out about Tufts at Tech, which offers provides low-cost care for family pets within Central Massachusetts’ underserved communities. Dr. Casey Connors (V15) determined a diagnosis that saved Rocky and taught the young veterinary students invaluable lessons.

Common Household Dangers to Your Pets

Friday, February 13th, 2015

We have all been there, experienced the sinking feeling that accompanies the moment we realize our beloved family pet ingests a potentially dangerous toxin. Some common toxins include: chocolate, xylitol, (a sugar alternative), human medications, certain plants, rodenticides and antifreeze. You should always seek veterinary care if you suspect your pet has eaten any of these products, read on to learn more about common household dangers.