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  • A Miracle for Moose
    Dialysis helps a puppy survive eating grapes. ... read more
  • Astute Observation and Early Detection Keys to Success in Treatment of Thyroid Tumor
    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, ... read more
  • Paws for People animal-assisted therapy program provides comfort, hope
    The Worcester Telegram & Gazette ran a feature story highlighting Tufts Paws for People animal-assisted therapy team, Katie Young, MAPP15, and her dog Ilsa, and the work they do in the Central Massachusetts area. Katie has also worked as a licensed veterinary technician at Tufts at Tech and currently teaches ... read more
  • New Hampshire family makes the truck to Grafton for specialized care
    For the Lewis family of Salem, New Hampshire, Zoey, their Yellow Labrador, was their third child, but the first puppy they would raise. Born in February 2006, Zoey was adopted through the Humane Society in Sharon, MA when she was eight weeks old. ... read more
  • Love, After First Bites
    How a little affection and a dash of Prozac turned a dachshund Cujo into a sweetheart Nothing prepared Leslie and George Devol for the Cujo-like behavior of their dachshund, Otto. The sweet puppy they brought home had morphed into a snapping, snarling dog 18 months later. Source: ... read more
  • Love, After First Bites
    Nothing prepared the Devols for the Cujo-like behavior of their dachshund Otto. The sweet puppy they brought home had morphed into a snapping, snarling dog 18 months later. ... read more
  • Compassion, Expert Care and Patience Combine for Happy Ending
    After eating dirt, Belle, a five-year-old miniature schnauzer felt sick and weak. She was examined by her family veterinarian and blood tests showed a low red blood cell count. Belle’s veterinarian referred her to Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center where Dr. Alex Lynch diagnosed Belle ... read more
  • The Dog with the Bionic Skull
    A Tufts veterinary orthopedist borrows from human medicine to repair canine facial fractures To treat dogs with shattered facial bones, veterinary orthopedist Randy Boudrieau has taken a page from human medicine, using titanium plates narrower than a pencil to repair the fractures. Source: ... read more
  • Dog’s Recovery at Tufts Highlights Need for Genetic Testing, Owner Vigilance
    GRAFTON, Mass. (October 20, 2015) — The remarkable recovery of a dog nursed back to health from the brink of death by Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University highlights the value of a simple genetic test that can help owners determine if their pets are vulnerable to what ... read more
  • Trigger Point Dry Needling for Treatment of Myofascial Trigger Points
    History Ruby, a two-year-old female spayed Labrador retriever had a traumatic diaphragmatic hernia repair and a shearing wound/right tarsocrural instability stabilized with an external fixator. Over the next month, the tarsal injury required debridement, treatment for infection, and bandage changes. Eight weeks after her injury, a full thickness mesh skin ... read more
  • Radiation to the Rescue
    Radiation oncology came to the rescue of a rescue black Lab with anal sac adenocarcinoma, which is similar to rectal cancer in people. ... read more