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  • At Your Service: Anesthesia Team Often times, pet owners are concerned about sedating their four legged companions. The delivery of anesthesia and pain management is an integral component of the expert care that Foster Hospital offers patients undergoing surgery or other medical procedures. Foster Hospital’s Anesthesia Service offers five board- certified anesthesiologists that are here as a resource for your …
  • Foster Hospital Employee Spotlight: 
Ann Alartosky 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 …
  • What should I know about general anesthesia in my pet? 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.
  • Pets and Anesthesia Tufts veterinarians offer advice for navigating the procedure, whether the case is risky or routine

Success Stories

  • Trigger Point Dry Needling for Treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points History
    Ruby, a two-year-old female spayed Labrador retriever had a traumatic diaphragmatic hernia repair and a shearing wound/right tarsocrural instability stabilized with an external fixator. Over the next month, the tarsal injury required debridement, treatment for infection, and bandage changes. Eight weeks after her injury, a full thickness mesh skin graft, harvested from her lateral abdomen, …
  • Anesthesia Team the “Unsung Heroes” for this Older Pet In spite of what many may think, anesthesia can be safely administered in older pets provided proper steps are taken by the veterinary team. For Herman, a 16-½-year-old dachshund, Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical center demonstrated that it is indeed possible and owner Susan Buttrick can’t be happier. Cheryl Blaze, …

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At Your Service

  • At Your Service: Anesthesia Team Often times, pet owners are concerned about sedating their four legged companions. The delivery of anesthesia and pain management is an integral component of the expert care that Foster Hospital offers patients undergoing surgery or other medical procedures. Foster Hospital’s Anesthesia Service offers five board- certified anesthesiologists that are here as a resource for your …
  • At Your Service: Pain Consultation and Referral Service Who We Are
    The Pain Consultation and Referral Service (PCRS) at Foster Hospital for Small Animals was created especially for patients with painful conditions that have proven difficult to manage using standard methods. Pain occurs in animals after surgery, after trauma, along with certain diseases (acute pain) and can persist (chronic pain) for long periods of …

Client Education

  • At Your Service: Anesthesia Team Often times, pet owners are concerned about sedating their four legged companions. The delivery of anesthesia and pain management is an integral component of the expert care that Foster Hospital offers patients undergoing surgery or other medical procedures. Foster Hospital’s Anesthesia Service offers five board- certified anesthesiologists that are here as a resource for your …
  • Foster Hospital Employee Spotlight: 
Ann Alartosky 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 …
  • What should I know about general anesthesia in my pet? 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.
  • Pets and Anesthesia Tufts veterinarians offer advice for navigating the procedure, whether the case is risky or routine

Stories

  • At Your Service: Anesthesia Team Often times, pet owners are concerned about sedating their four legged companions. The delivery of anesthesia and pain management is an integral component of the expert care that Foster Hospital offers patients undergoing surgery or other medical procedures. Foster Hospital’s Anesthesia Service offers five board- certified anesthesiologists that are here as a resource for your …
  • Treatment and Monitoring of Sammy’s Chronic Diarrhea and Lethargy Sammy, an eight- month -old, Chihuahua, presented to Cummings Veterinary Medical Center for an endoscopy and gastrointestinal biopsy due to chronic diarrhea and lethargy. Lab work revealed ongoing blood loss was an issue. Sammy was referred to the Anesthesia Service for treatment and monitoring. Sammy’s very small size made his treatment plan …
  • At Your Service: Pain Consultation and Referral Service Who We Are
    The Pain Consultation and Referral Service (PCRS) at Foster Hospital for Small Animals was created especially for patients with painful conditions that have proven difficult to manage using standard methods. Pain occurs in animals after surgery, after trauma, along with certain diseases (acute pain) and can persist (chronic pain) for long periods of …
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling for Treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points History
    Ruby, a two-year-old female spayed Labrador retriever had a traumatic diaphragmatic hernia repair and a shearing wound/right tarsocrural instability stabilized with an external fixator. Over the next month, the tarsal injury required debridement, treatment for infection, and bandage changes. Eight weeks after her injury, a full thickness mesh skin graft, harvested from her lateral abdomen, …
  • Foster Hospital Employee Spotlight: 
Ann Alartosky 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 …
  • What should I know about general anesthesia in my pet? 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.
  • Anesthesia Team the “Unsung Heroes” for this Older Pet In spite of what many may think, anesthesia can be safely administered in older pets provided proper steps are taken by the veterinary team. For Herman, a 16-½-year-old dachshund, Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical center demonstrated that it is indeed possible and owner Susan Buttrick can’t be happier. Cheryl Blaze, …
  • Pets and Anesthesia Tufts veterinarians offer advice for navigating the procedure, whether the case is risky or routine
  • Matthew Dann, CVT Matthew attended Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver CO and gradated in 2010. He came to the Foster Hospital for Small Animals (FHSA) in January 2013 and works as an Anesthesia Technician.
    Matthew said he and his family’s lives have always revolved around animals in some way, whether it was a rehab zoo, a horse farm or a cattle plantation …
  • Clinical Case Challenge: Anesthesia and Pain (Dog) Anesthesia and Pain Case Challenge
    History: An 8 year old, 30 kg, mixed breed dog presents with recent onset of left hind leg lameness.  Radiographs and subsequent biopsy reveal the presence of an osteosarcoma of the distal femur. The decision to amputate the limb is made. How would you manage this dog’s acute perioperative pain using a …