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A Voice for the Unsung Heroes

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

As a vet tech, Michael Santasieri enjoyed teaching. When a new tech training job at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals was created, he knew it was the perfect fit.

Michael Santasieri posing for a picture

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

Triumphing over Tetanus

Wednesday, July 29th, 2020

Not many dogs contract this infection—and many of those that do die. However, intensive care at the Foster Hospital saved two pets with severe tetanus in less than a year

Brooklyn, a three-year-old golden retriever, and Jayne Smith pose for a photo, along one of their usual walking paths where Brooklyn contracted tetanus but was successfully treated at Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine.

The Tele-Veterinarian Will See You Now

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

Some current clients of Foster Hospital for Small Animals can opt for virtual appointments, which benefit patients, veterinarians, and even students

Clinical Case Challenge: Feline Hair Loss

Tuesday, June 16th, 2020

A ten-year-old spayed female domestic shorthair cat presented to Foster Hospital’s dermatology and allergy service with a one-month history of progressive hair loss around her nose and below her eyes.

black cat's face with gold eyes