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  • Clinical Case Challenge: More Than Hip Dysplasia?
    An eight-month-old Shetland sheepdog presented with an odd walk. His owners brought him to their primary veterinarian who diagnosed him with hip dysplasia and a limb deformity, but his condition appeared to get worse rather than better over the next few months. ... 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
  • Why You Should Consider Nonsurgical Care for CCL Disease
    Michael Kowaleski supports surgery as the treatment for Cranial Cruciate Ligament in dogs because it effectively achieves stability. ... read more
  • At Your Service: Radiation Oncology and Soft Tissue Veterinary Professionals Partner Together for Molly’s Case
    The news that a beloved family pet has cancer can be very upsetting. The good news is that many pets diagnosed with cancer have treatment options available to help them with their diagnosis.. At Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, our medical and radiation oncologists and ... read more
  • What to Expect: Surgery
    Learn more about what to expect when you visit the Orthopedic Surgery Service or the Soft Tissue Surgery Service. ... read more
  • Quick Action and Teamwork Lead to Happy Ending
    Background When Oliver, a 4-1/2-month-old golden retriever puppy arrived at Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University, he had been vomiting for two days after breaking into the trash can. “You could tell he wanted to lie down, but couldn’t; he was stretching ... read more
  • Kyser’s Story
    Kyser recovered from a potentially fatal lower back injury and is back on all four paws. ... read more
  • Huck’s story
    Veterinarians usually see cases of hip dysplasia in very young dogs or middle-aged ones when arthritis sets in but symptoms can worsen at any age. ... read more
  • Oliver’s Story
    Quick Action and Teamwork Lead to Happy Ending For Oliver, it was the quick action by the Foster Hospital for Small Animals’ emergency services team at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts, as well as their effective collaboration with the other specialists, that resulted in a happy ending for ... read more
  • Heal Thyself
    Stem cell therapy holds promise for treating many incurable diseases in pets and people ... read more