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Spotting Cancer

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Sharper imaging would promote earlier diagnosis of malignancies

Contrast agent liver image

Veterinary Clinical Studies: Where Research Meets Clinical Care

Friday, April 17th, 2015

Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University has many opportunities for pets to participate in clinical studies. We recognize how important it is for pets to have access to the most advanced treatments possible. Whether it’s a study exploring a simple screening method to detect early cardiomyopathy in cats or to determine the most appropriate dosing of Plavix in dogs, our veterinary specialists are committed exploring new medical treatments that can help companion pets live longer, healthier and quality lives. Please review our website complete with ongoing clinical studies.

Research Lab

Foster Hospital Employee Spotlight: 
Ann Alartosky

Friday, April 10th, 2015

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 as a valuable member of the anesthesia team.

Preventing Everyday Pet Accidents

Friday, April 10th, 2015

Unfortunately, accidents happen and for even the most careful and dedicated pet owners, sometimes there’s nothing you can do to prevent them. Knowing who to call in the event of an emergency will ensure your pet receives the best possible care. What’s also important to know is that there are some steps you can take to prevent certain accidents or injuries that often require emergency treatment.

Now Accepting Applicants for Clinical Study

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

CLINICAL TRIAL: Comparative Pharmacokinetics of Gentamicin in Young and Aged Horses Antibiotic Use in the Aged Horse: Do We Need to Adjust Our Treatment? It is well documented as humans age (starting at 65 most… Read More

Clinical Studies Provide Hope for Pet Owners

Monday, December 1st, 2014

Many of you may be familiar with clinical trials used in treating human disease. In a similar way, veterinary clinical studies are being conducted to assess promising new treatments, drugs or procedures in animals. As… Read More

Clinical Studies: Know the Facts!

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Tufts veterinary specialists not only treat some of the region’s most challenging medical issues, but also work hard to push the boundaries of medical discovery pursuing new medicines, innovative surgical techniques and treatment methods to… Read More