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  • Hospital for Large Animals Helps Horse Beat the Odds
    Donna Johnson and Holly-Go-Lightly have had a long road of  ups and downs together. “Holly and I share a mutual trust and I feel a sense of  deep peace around her,” says Donna. “While riding, my mind is always in the moment and there is no room for pressing problems.” ... read more
  • Hospital for Large Animals Gives Colt Second Chance at Life
    On March 1, 2015, Carina Nistico welcomed "Prince" into the world. From the moment the Thoroughbred colt was born, Carina knew he was going to be a special horse. "He had such a silly, curious attitude about him and loved any kind of attention," she says. ... read more
  • Teamwork Helps Thoroughbred Seize the Day
    “Carpe Diem is a bold, athletic horse with opinions of his own, so the reward is huge when we overcome challenges together,” says Sara Florin of her 16-year-old Thoroughbred gelding. “He’s taught me a lot about horses, about eventing, and especially about myself.” The pair started eventing together when Sara ... read more
  • Team of Veterinarians Build a Solid Foundation for the Future
    Miniature horse, Crescendo’s Best Kept Memories, was just four years old when he suffered his first bout of laminitis. Episodic lameness also led to a Lyme disease diagnosis, but when traditional treatment did not ease symptoms, owner Lynn Paulson brought “Dude” to a place where she had a lot of ... read more
  • Mystic, a Clydesdale Cross from the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit
    Mystic, a Clydesdale cross from the Boston Park Rangers Mounted Unit came in to see Dr. Thomas Jenei for a re-check on a lameness issue in her left-front leg. Check out these photos from her evaluation! ... read more
  • The Story of Ally Bee
    Ally Bee, a cria (baby alpaca) was born without the ability to walk. After her care at the Hospital for Large Animals she is now able to walk with her mother and return home. Watch her story here… ... read more
  • Clinician’s Keen Eye Helps Horse Beat the Odds
    When Tango’s health rapidly declined over four days, owner Liz Casey relied on past experiences and the recommendations of others to decide his best chance of survival was in the hands of Tufts Hospital for Large Animals veterinarians. ... read more
  • Hospital for Large Animals Helps Eq Horse Back on His Feet
    For many, a horse is like a family member. So when April Renzella’s Dutch Warmblood, Tabor, required navicular bursa surgery, she relied on the clinicians and staff at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center to bring her precious Tabor home safe and sound. ... read more
  • Life-Saving Surgery Leads to Confident Comeback
    Sam was well on his way to a successful career as a young eventer, when he was suddenly found to be facing a life-threatening case of colic one day. Tufts Hospital for Large Animals stepped in to complete a complicated surgery, and a year later Sam and Elizabeth Chertavian completed ... read more
  • It’s the Size of the Fight in the Horse That Counts
    Prince faced adversity from the day he was born—a full month premature—but that didn’t keep him and owner Christina Eddleston from the New England Miniature Horse Society winner’s circle. And, thanks to the help of the team at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, Prince came out on the winning end of ... read more