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Anesthesia and Pain

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.

Dental Drill

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Do you know what it takes to keep your dog’s teeth in the best shape? Daily brushing makes all the difference, she says. “One little Scottish terrier I saw — I can’t remember how many… Read More

What should I know about general anesthesia in my pet?

Wednesday, January 7th, 2015

General anesthesia means that your pet will be given a combination of medications that reduce pain and anxiety, followed by drugs that cause unconsciousness. Learn about anesthesia in your pet here.

Quick Action and Teamwork Lead to Happy Ending

Wednesday, October 29th, 2014

Background When Oliver, a 4-1/2-month-old golden retriever puppy arrived at Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University, he had been vomiting for two days after breaking into the… Read More

Pets and Anesthesia

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Tufts veterinarians offer advice for navigating the procedure, whether the case is risky or routine

Sleep Tight

Saturday, February 1st, 2014

What you’ll want to know about anesthesia, whether your pet’s procedure is risky or routine

Get the facts about Brachycephalic airway syndrome

Wednesday, December 4th, 2013

Brachycephalic is a term for “short-nosed.” Several dog breeds and a few breeds of cats may experience difficulty breathing due to the shape of their head, muzzle and throat. Shorter nosed dogs include English Bulldogs,… Read More

Matthew Dann, CVT

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Matthew attended Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver CO and gradated in 2010. He came to the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center in January 2013, working as an anesthesia… Read More

The Predator’s Pain

Tuesday, April 2nd, 2013

Veterinary student researches how different bird species are affected by painkillers