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Bringing your pet to Cummings Veterinary Medical Center? Find out what you need to bring, about registration, parking and more. Find out more about what to expect.

Many of you may be familiar with clinical trials used in treating human disease. In a similar way, veterinary clinical studies are being conducted to assess promising new treatments, drugs or procedures in animals. Find out more about clinical trials with animals.

Did you know veterinary hospitals have practically the same specialists and services as human hospitals? Foster Hospital has everything from critical care specialists to oncologists to internists. Learn more about our services and specialties.

Featured Articles & Questions

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  • A Reminder About Heat
    The sun is shining and it’s a great time to head outside with your pet. Or is it? Hot weather poses special considerations for pet owners and it’s important to exercise caution to keep pets safe when the temps start to spike. Veterinarians at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals ... read more
  • Not Just for Humans Anymore
    When Rex initially collapsed, his owners were concerned that either cancer had recurred or arthritis in his shoulder was to blame. Diagnostic testing revealed that it was neither cancer nor arthritis. ... read more
  • Dog on her Way to Recovery after Spinal Stroke
    When Blitzen, a 9-year-old Border Collie/Australian Shepherd, returned to her house from outside dragging her hind legs, her owner immediately sought medical help from Foster Hospital. ... read more
  • The Importance of Vaccinations for Both Pet and Human Health
    While vaccinations help keep infection at bay for your pet, they also play a large role outside of disease prevention. ... read more
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Frequently Asked Quesetions

  • My ferret is losing hair – why?
  • My reptile is not eating – why?
  • My hedgehog is sluggish – can you help?
  • My chicken’s crop is really full – is this normal?
  • My bird is fluffed on the bottom of the cage – could she be egg bound?
  • My bird is picking its feathers – why?
  • My rabbit has blood in her urine – what is wrong?
  • My exotic pet is having difficulty breathing, what is wrong?
Dr. Graham answers these common questions