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Clinical Case Challenge: Just another Neurological Symptom?

Thursday, September, 20th, 2018 Foster Feed

Lola, a four-year-old FS Yorkshire Terrier, presented for episode of collapse. The owner described that Lola tried to rise from the couch, stiffened and then fell to the floor. The event lasted approximately ten seconds and it was unclear whether consciousness was retained. Lola was noted to be trembling afterwards. A similar episode occurred one …

Astute Observation and Early Detection Keys to Success in Treatment of Thyroid Tumor

Wednesday, September, 19th, 2018 Foster Feed

You suddenly feel a dreaded “lump”under your dog’s furry coat.You panic –the naturalresponse when something scary happens with your faithful companion. For Nikki Licht, a veterinary resident in Emergency and Critical Medicine at Cummings School, she knew more than many pet owners. Havinginitially playedout the worst possible scenariosabout Pippa’s fate, she now realizes it was herexperience, astute observation, and early detection,combined withthe expert care provided by the Oncology Service,that would allcontribute to this story’s happy ending.

Our Fat Pets

Friday, August, 3rd, 2018 Foster Feed

Dr. Deborah Linder was quoted in an article on pet obesity appearing in The New York Times on August 2, 2018. The piece includes her comments on how veterinarians assess whether or not an animal is overweight and also calls attention to the challenge of pet owners equating food with love when caring for their animals.

Small animal hospital at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University receives referral accreditation for 15 specialties

Thursday, February, 15th, 2018 Foster Feed

GRAFTON, Mass. (February 15, 2018)—The Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University recently earned referral accreditation from the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) in 15 areas of specialty veterinary medicine. Foster Hospital is one of only a few facilities in the country to receive AAHA referral accreditation …

No Excuse to Hibernate

Wednesday, November, 1st, 2017 Foster Feed

Jonathan Babyak, V09, an emergency veterinarian at Tufts, provides some winter dog-walking tips.

How Dogs Think

Wednesday, November, 1st, 2017 Foster Feed

A scientist explores how genetics and experience shape the canine mind.