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Foster Hospital for Small Animals

Study Buddies

Tuesday, May 11th, 2021

Professor Cheryl London spoke with AKC Family Dog about the benefits of companion animal clinical trials, including a current lymphoma trial at Foster Hospital.

3-legged dog lying in the grass

First Line of Communication

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

Nicole Swanson always attended the Cummings School open house as a kid and is now proud to be a part of the Foster Hospital team as an adult.

Nicole Swanson posing for a closeup picture with her dog

A Voice for the Unsung Heroes

Wednesday, May 5th, 2021

As a vet tech, Michael Santasieri enjoyed teaching. When a new tech training job at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals was created, he knew it was the perfect fit.

Michael Santasieri posing for a picture

Seeing Further

Tuesday, December 1st, 2020

As a veterinary technician working in nuclear medicine and CT, Josh Peters has the unique capability to help reveal health issues in animals of all sizes

Joshua Peters, Diagnostic Imaging Technician, poses for a photo outside the Large Animal Hospital on campus at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University on November 17, 2020.

Improving the Odds of Surviving Lymphoma

Monday, October 26th, 2020

A clinical trial looks at whether combining immunotherapy with low doses of chemotherapy can improve outcomes and quality of life for dogs—and someday people.

In It for the Long Haul

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Donna Bloniasz was a veterinary technician at the small-animal hospital when its doors opened 35 years ago—and remains a valuable part of the team to this day.

Donna Bloniasz takes a patient’s blood pressure at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals.

Harnessing Empathy in the Face of Emergencies

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

After the attacks of 9/11, Michelle Emmott decided to pursue her true passion. She’s now a veterinary technician in the Foster Hospital ER, nursing pets and teaching those around her.

Michelle Emmott sitting on her couch playing with her cat