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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

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.

For the Love of Horses

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

Bridget Hatch planned on being a professional rider, but when a vet tech job opened at the large-animal hospital, she couldn’t pass up the opportunity.

Veterinary technician, Bridget Hatch, laughing while being licked by a horse on the face

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.