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Zoological Companion Animal Medicine

Worth the Whistle

Wednesday, January 12th, 2022

The ZCAM team pulled out all the stops to care for service intern Lucyanne Megan’s guinea pig

grey guinea pig named Whistler standing on a blue and white blanket having his picture taken

Reptiles 101: Adopting with Care

Thursday, October 21st, 2021

With National Reptile Awareness Day just around the corner, thousands of bearded dragons, leopard geckos, snakes, and more are bound for new homes.

Little turtle eating vegetables from a pet dish

A Tale of Two Tapirs

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

When a Baird’s tapir at Franklin Park Zoo gave birth to twins, Cummings Veterinary Medical Center stepped up to provide emergency neonatal care

Five Things to Know About Rats

Monday, January 13th, 2020

Here’s why—and how—you might want to keep these rodents as pets For some people, just the sight of a rat’s naked tail or beady eyes may be enough to cause them to shriek or get… Read More

Jennifer Graham examining Tiger Lily, a pet rat, with Kayla Richard, V20

Don’t Feed Snacks to the Ducks and Geese!

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Tufts Veterinary Specialists Caution on Danger of Feeding Inappropriate Snacks to Ducks and Geese Ms. Cindy Thomas-Griffith, a long-standing client, has been receiving her veterinary care at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center for more than 25 years. With… Read More

Ferret with a History of Vomiting

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

Background: A one-year-old 0.62-kg (1.4-lb) spayed female ferret, Beyoncé, was referred to Foster Hospital for Small Animals for evaluation of a five-day history of vomiting. The ferret had been examined by the referring veterinarian 3… Read More

2 buttons removed from a ferret's abdomen

Better Diagnostic Imaging for Pet Rabbits

Thursday, August 8th, 2019

New study shows that GI ultrasounds may reveal source of life-threatening illness for rabbits Gastrointestinal issues are the most common emergency that brings pet rabbits—the third most popular companion small mammal in the U.S.—to the… Read More

A Surgical First

Friday, June 1st, 2018

Ziggy is now back home at the Mystic Aquarium in Connecticut.