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Clinical Case Studies

  • Clinical case challenge: Diagnosis and Treatment of Molly’s Anal Sac Molly, an 11 ½-year-old female Golden Retriever was referred to Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center for the treatment of an anal sac mass discovered on a routine physical examination. A complete diagnostic workup was completed for this type of cancer to confirm the diagnosis. Learn about the approach taken during …
  • Clinical Case Challenge: Soft Tissue Surgery (Dog) An 11- year-old castrated male Boxer cross presented to the referring veterinarian with a four-day history of vomiting once per day, which was very unusual for him. The owners had also noticed that his abdomen appeared mildly distended over a two-week period. On physical examination at the referring veterinarian’s hospital, the abdomen was difficult to palpate, …

Success Stories

  • Jasper By Sandy Quadros Bowles

    Much like people tend to do, 11-year-old Lab mix Jasper had a steady morning routine.
    His owner Kim Rogers would let him outside, where he would romp into the woods to “do his business.’’ Then he would come back home to eat.
    One terrifying August morning, Jasper did neither.
    Instead, the dog made it only …

  • Bailey Bailey, a 12 ½-year old golden retriever from Dover, Mass., had his owners worried when he developed a lump in his chest that grew from the size of a baseball to something more like a volleyball, at a weight of more than 6 pounds. The mass scraped the ground, preventing Bailey from walking. But thanks …
  • Oliver’s Story Quick Action and Teamwork Lead to Happy Ending
    For Oliver, it was the quick action by the Foster Hospital for Small Animals’ emergency services team at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, as well as their effective collaboration with the other specialists, that resulted in a happy ending for this very sad puppy.
    For the Alward …
  • A Life Saved Twice: Family Grateful to Tufts’ Surgeon Cheryl knew something was wrong when she came home to find Dakota (“Kota”), her very spirited, 11-year old boxer walking around like he was lost and very uncomfortable. She says, “I saved him twice, first as a rescue dog when he was about 10 months old, and now with Dr. Berg’s help and his …

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At Your Service

  • At Your Service: Soft Tissue Surgery Service The Soft Tissue Surgery service at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals
    is home to three board-certified surgeons, four surgical residents, expert surgery technicians and a team of surgery liaisons, all committed to providing comprehensive and advanced surgery services to meet the needs of small animal patients. We welcome the opportunity to consult not only on …
  • 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 …

Client Education

  • What to Expect: Surgery Learn more about what to expect when you visit the Orthopedic Surgery Service or the Soft Tissue Surgery Service.
  • Three Cs of the Soft Tissue Surgery Service: Comprehensive, Compassion and Communication The Soft Tissue Surgery service at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals cares for small companion animals with a variety of “soft-tissue” diseases and conditions affecting the head, neck, abdomen, chest and external parts of the body. Tufts Foster Hospital is home to one of the most comprehensive and state-of-the-art soft tissue surgery services in …
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