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In It for the Long Haul

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Donna Bloniasz was a veterinary technician at the small-animal hospital when its doors opened 35 years ago—and remains a valuable part of the team to this day.

Donna Bloniasz takes a patient’s blood pressure at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals.

Harnessing Empathy in the Face of Emergencies

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

After the attacks of 9/11, Michelle Emmott decided to pursue her true passion. She’s now a veterinary technician in the Foster Hospital ER, nursing pets and teaching those around her.

Michelle Emmott sitting on her couch playing with her cat

Our Four-Legged Friends During COVID-19

Tuesday, October 6th, 2020

Megan Mueller, the Elizabeth Arnold Stevens Junior Professor at Cummings School, and Clinical Assistant Professor Stephanie Borns-Weil were featured on WCVB’s Chronicle talking about the human-animal bond and animal behavior during the pandemic.

playful young white unicolored cat looking at feather

Hank Investigates: Tetanus in Dogs

Thursday, September 10th, 2020

Dr. Ian DeStefano spoke with 7 News Boston about tetanus in dogs and a case that was successfully treated at Foster Hospital.

tetanus bacteria - in fluid

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

Fireworks, fireworks, fireworks

Monday, July 6th, 2020

As soon as the sunsets, the pops and bangs begin and the poor dog begins to tremble. Even dogs with a history of mild fear can be sensitized to the frequent explosions.

small dog hiding under a couch