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Anesthesia – Small Animal


Anesthesia - Small Animal

About Anesthesia – Small Animal

Anesthesia is necessary for animal patients undergoing surgery and other medical procedures such as endoscopy, imaging (CT and MRI) and radiation therapy. The doctors and staff of the Anesthesia Service at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals know that each patient is unique. Age, breed, health and personality are all factors that must be evaluated in order to do the best anesthesia possible, and so each patient gets an individualized plan that incorporates both the latest research and our many years of experience.


Monitoring and support are important features of anesthesia too. The Foster Hospital for Small Animals uses state-of-the-art equipment to measure heart and lung function, intravenous fluids and maintain normal body temperature using the same equipment that is used for humans during anesthesia. And when a critical patient is in our hands, we assemble a team to provide vital support.


Our anesthesiologists at the Foster Hospital are nationally recognized for their expertise in preventing and treating pain. We combine the most gentle handling, the most expert monitoring, and superlative pain and anxiety control to deliver the best anesthesia care possible for your pet.

Advanced Techniques

Our Doctors in Anesthesia – Small Animal

  • Cheryl Blaze
    Cheryl Blaze
    Hospital Director, Associate Professor Emerita
  • Amanda Crawford
    Amanda Crawford
  • Nicole Dowgos
    Nicole Dowgos
    Resident, Anesthesia
  • Emily McCobb
    Emily McCobb
    Clinical Associate Professor, Director, Shelter and Community Medicine, Assistant Director, Center for Animals and Public Policy
  • Caitlin McHugh
    Caitlin McHugh
    Intern, Anesthesiology
  • Rebecca Reader
    Rebecca Reader
    Assistant Professor
  • Kelly Sullivan
    Kelly Sullivan
    Resident, Anesthesia
  • Lois Wetmore
    Lois Wetmore
    Associate Professor

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