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About Soft Tissue Surgery

The soft tissue surgery service at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals is overseen by our board-certified faculty, who specialize in treating problems of the chest and abdomen and external parts of the body. In addition to surgery, the service also performs diagnostic evaluations of surgical candidates.

Common conditions addressed by soft tissue surgeons include exterior masses, serious wounds, upper airway and oral cavity diseases, surgically resectable benign and malignant tumors and surgical conditions of the heart, lungs and other internal organs.

Use of advanced techniques for postoperative pain control is an important focus of the service. Postoperative monitoring by critical care veterinarians is available on a 24-hour basis for patients that require it.

The hospital also offers an Orthopedic Surgery Service, for surgery of the bones and joints, and a Neurology and Neurosurgery Service, for patients requiring surgery of the nervous system.

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Our Doctors in Soft Tissue Surgery

  • R. John Berg

    R. John Berg
    Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Brianna Dalbeth

    Brianna Dalbeth
    (Resident)
    Small Animal Surgery

  • Kelsey J. Goode

    Kelsey J. Goode
    (Resident)
    Small Animal Surgery

  • Raymond K. Kudej

    Raymond K. Kudej
    Clinical Soft Tissue Surgery, Ischemia Tolerance

  • Robert McCarthy

    Robert McCarthy
    Clinical Orthopedics and Soft Tissue Surgery

  • Kaleigh Peters

    Kaleigh Peters
    (Resident)
    Small Animal Surgery

  • Sophia P Topulos

    Sophia P Topulos
    (Resident)
    Small Animal Surgery

Do you have emergency?

The Emergency Service at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you and your pet. We serve central Massachusetts as a primary emergency hospital, and New England and beyond for referral of critically ill or injured pets.

Henry & Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals

Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University
55 Willard St.
N. Grafton, MA 01536
Fax: 508-839-7951
Pharmacy: 508-887-4850

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