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Spider Monkey Mission

Monday, September 16th, 2019

Cummings School alumni and faculty members team up to help a monkey victim of the illegal pet trade

The young spider monkey was no more than a year old when her mother was killed. Poachers in Belize had shot her so they could sell the young monkey as a pet. The shotgun blast knocked the small monkey clear of the tree where she was being cradled by her mother—shattering her right arm, dislocating her tail, and peppering her body with shot pellets.

The Energizer Bunny

Thursday, June 1st, 2017

Bugs adjusted to three legs quickly after an amputation to treat a life-threatening bacterial infection.

At Your Service: Radiation Oncology and Soft Tissue Veterinary Professionals Partner Together for Molly’s Case

Friday, April 17th, 2015

The news that a beloved family pet has cancer can be very upsetting. The good news is that many pets diagnosed with cancer have treatment options available to help them with their diagnosis.. At Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, our medical and radiation oncologists and soft tissue surgeons work together to develop an individualized treatment plan based unique patient needs. Foster
Hospital’s radiation oncology and soft tissue services are lead by board- certified specialists to assist you. Read more about our radiation oncology and soft tissue services and the best way to refer a client or obtain a consult from our team.

A Cat-Eat-Bird World

Monday, July 8th, 2013

Felines are responsible for large loss of indigenous wildlife, says a group of Tufts researchers, and they suggest remedies

Willow, the Bum-kneed Reindeer

Monday, December 17th, 2012

She’ll be in Santa’s lineup next year thanks to an orthopedic surgeon at the Cummings School