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Clinical Case Studies

  • Clinical Case Challenge: Internal Medicine (Cat) Prepared by: Orla Mahony, MVB, DACVIM, DECVIM
    Case Description
    Harry, a 9-year-old male castrated FIV positive, DSH cat, presented to the Internal Medicine Service at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University for a 5-month history of diabetes mellitus. An abdominal ultrasound had shown a hydronephrotic right kidney, an …

Success Stories

  • Kirby As the saying goes, life can change in an instant. For Priscilla Doel that moment came in July 2012 when she noticed that her 6-year-old Wheaten Terrier, Kirby, had blood in his urine.
  • Boots Miraculous Story of Cheating Death Not Once but Twice! Boots, a 16-year-old cat, has cheated death twice. Nine lives? Maybe. But perhaps this cat’s resiliency has more to do with a strong family bond and the depth of love from his owners.


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At Your Service

  • At Your Service: Internal Medicine/Diabetes Care Foster Hospitals team of internal medicine specialists treats medical issues affecting major body systems, from endocrine, kidney, urinary, gastrointestinal, liver, pancreas, and respiratory system as well as infectious diseases. Although many of our internal medicine specialists have developed sub-specialties each is equipped to diagnose and manage a wide variety of complex medical issues, interpret laboratory …
  • At Your Service: Interdisciplinary Team An Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Hepatobiliary Disease
    At the Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals at the Cummings School Veterinary Medicine, we rely heavily on a talented team of veterinary specialists to help treat small animals with hepatobiliary disease.  Often times, diagnosing hepatobiliary disease is a complicated process given the liver’s wide-ranging role in digestion, intermediary metabolism and …
  • At Your Service: Internal Medicine Internal Medicine Veterinary Specialty
    The Internal Medicine Service at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals is led by faculty who are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Supporting them are trained technicians(many who are also board certified by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America), as well as interns, residents, students and staff, within a …

Client Education

  • 5 Ways to Protect Your Pet from Lyme Disease A clinical assistant professor at Cummings School provides a few simple steps you can take to lessen the chances that your pet will become infected.
  • Heartworm Information Heartworm Basics and Prevention: Prevention is the Best Medicine.  Download heartworm information here.
  • 5 Steps for successful tick removal Learn the 5 Steps for removing ticks
  • Diabetes in Your Pet In veterinary medicine, there are two types of diabetes mellitus: Type I DM and Type II DM.
  • Caring For Your Diabetic Cat Caring for your diabetic cat will require some education and patience. Like with any chronic illness, it will be important to maintain ongoing communication with your primary veterinarian. Just as important…take the time to understand what you need to do to maintain the health and welfare of your feline companion.
  • Lyme Disease in Your Companion Pets What is Lyme disease?
    Lyme disease is caused by a bacteria called Borrelia burgdorferi that is spread by the black-legged tick, often referred to as the deer tick. Basically, Lyme disease can be transmitted to dogs, cats and people when an infected tick attaches itself to their skin for a blood feast. An infected pet cannot transmit Lyme …
  • Tick Talk: What can I do to protect my pet: and my family from ticks? Tick season is upon us. Dr. Michael Stone, an internist at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals, answers a client’s questions about how to manage the nasty critters.
  • Giving Pills to Your Pet Having Trouble Giving Pills to Your Pet? Watch this series of videos for tips and tricks


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