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Paradise Burning

Wednesday, May 1st, 2019

A veterinarian tells of the long, smoke-filled hours caring for animals after the harrowing fires in California

kitten laying in a pet hammock with paws hanging over the side and looking out

Are essential oils dangerous to pets?

Friday, December 21st, 2018

Essential oils can be very dangerous for pets, particularly in their 100 percent concentrated form. And with essential oils’ growing popularity and the use of diffusors and warmers, which release the oils into a home’s air, pets’ risk of exposure increases. Birds are especially sensitive and should never be exposed to essential oils.

When Dogs Meet Edibles

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

As marijuana becomes legal in many parts of the U.S., here’s what you need to know about keeping your dog safe.

A Miracle for Moose

Thursday, November 1st, 2018

Dialysis helps a puppy survive eating grapes.

Not Just for Humans Anymore

Tuesday, April 24th, 2018

When Rex initially collapsed, his owners were concerned that either cancer had recurred or arthritis in his shoulder was to blame. Diagnostic testing revealed that it was neither cancer nor arthritis.

The Danger of Leaving Pets in the Car

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

Did you know that a “beautiful day,” with the right mix of sun/heat/humidity is very harmful to animals left in cars? Cars heat up remarkably fast and put our beloved animals at great risk. Please… Read More

Bad Medicine

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Beware: Some of the drugs you take for your own health are hazardous to your pets.

A New Model for Vocational Ed

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

The nation’s first on-the-job veterinary assistant program trains high schoolers and vet students while delivering low-cost care

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Audrey Koid ’17

Tuesday, May 17th, 2016

Hometown: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia Bachelors of Arts, major in Biology, minor in Music Franklin & Marshall College The biggest draw of Tufts is definitely its people. Everyone I met during my interview, as well as… Read More

Compassion, Expert Care and Patience Combine for Happy Ending

Monday, April 11th, 2016

After eating dirt, Belle, a five-year-old miniature schnauzer felt sick and weak. She was examined by her family veterinarian and blood tests showed a low red blood cell count. Belle’s veterinarian referred her to Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center where Dr. Alex Lynch diagnosed Belle with red cell aplasia and developed a treatment plan. Belle’s owner, Karen Glowacki of Upton knew that Tufts was in the surrounding vicinity if specialty care was ever required, however, she hoped she would never need it. After being at Foster Hospital, Karen knew she had come to the right place for specialized treatment.