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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

A Technician’s Tale

Saturday, October 10th, 2020

As the general surgery service technician at the Hospital for Large Animals, Katie Calicchio has no shortage of compassion for the patients—or their owners.

Katie Calicchio holding her dog posing for a photo while standing in a lake.

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

Celebrating National Veterinary Technician Week 2016

Monday, October 17th, 2016

Do you know your CVTs from your VTSs? Veterinary technicians wear many hats (and a couple acronyms). Learn more about the important work they do as we celebrate National Veterinary Technician Week at the Cummings Veterinary Medical Center.

Patricia (Morrissey) Suomala, CVT, CVPM, CEMT

Friday, October 18th, 2013

Tufts at Tech, Worcester Technical High School. In April of 2012 the Cummings School partnered with Worcester Technical High School and launched the Tufts at Tech Community Veterinary Clinic which provides compassionate low-cost veterinary care… Read More

Patricia Suomala

Karen P. Donahue, CVT

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Karen graduated from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and had every intention of working as a Registered Pharmacist. After working a number of years at a retail pharmacy, she found that her family obligations required her… Read More

National Veterinarian Technician Week

Matthew Dann, CVT

Thursday, October 17th, 2013

Matthew attended Bel-Rea Institute of Animal Technology in Denver CO and gradated in 2010. He came to the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center in January 2013, working as an anesthesia… Read More

Margaret (Maggie) Underwood, Veterinary Technician II

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Maggie came to veterinary medicine in a roundabout manner. Although she always wanted to be a Large Animal Veterinarian, she says “back in my day, female Veterinarians were few and far between.” Following her parents’… Read More

Maggie Underwood

Cynthia Borjes, CVT

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Cynthia Borjes, CVT, has worked in the Foster Hospital for Small Animals for 14 Years. Working in the Clinical Sciences Department, Cindy sees an array of clients, each presenting a unique challenge. “Once I was… Read More

Cynthia Borjes, CVT

Denise Sheldon, Senior Technician

Friday, October 11th, 2013

Denise is the Senior Technician of the Diagnostic Imaging/Small Animal Radiology and Ultrasound Department at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals. She has been in the department for seven years. She said that from very… Read More

Denise Sheldon