We are again able to accept small animal patients in our critical care unit. We ask that you continue to always call 508-839-5395 prior to coming to the emergency room.
The situation we are facing in veterinary practices across the country is the result of many inter-related factors, with the consequences being exacerbated because of the COVID-19 pandemic. More pets, higher demand for extensive veterinary services, staff shortages and the realities of delivering care during a pandemic has decreased our ability to maintain high case throughput. This has resulted in the urgent and emergency care hospitals, on occasion, having more cases present than they can accommodate.
Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine has experienced these same pressures. Over the last 18 months, we have had to limit the number of patients we accept into the hospital to the number that our facilities and our staff can properly care for.
We understand the impact this situation had on pet owners and the pets they love, and the Foster Hospital for Small Animals, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, and Tufts University remain committed to providing the highest quality of care and serving as many clients and pets as is possible. Thank you for your patience.
Foster Hospital for Small Animals: Open for limited appointments and for essential and life-threatening emergency care. Please call ahead. Clients are no longer allowed to enter Foster Hospital. Veterinary staff will meet owners at their cars to receive and discharge patients. Read full operations announcement.
Located 45 minutes west of Boston, the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals provides 24-hour emergency and specialty care for pets 365 days of the year.
Faculty and staff of Cummings Veterinary Medical Center have the potential to improve quality of life for your pet by providing them with diagnostics and treatments that are still exploratory and otherwise not available. Participation in a clinical trial is completely voluntary and may offer several benefits. Contact our Clinical Trials Office for more information.
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Professor Cheryl London spoke with AKC Family Dog about the benefits of companion animal clinical trials, including a current lymphoma trial at Foster Hospital.
Nicole Swanson always attended the Cummings School open house as a kid and is now proud to be a part of the Foster Hospital team as an adult.
As a vet tech, Michael Santasieri enjoyed teaching. When a new tech training job at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals was created, he knew it was the perfect fit.
Small-animal surgery resident Catherine Stecyk spoke with The Grafton News about a new hazard she’s been seeing during the pandemic—pets ingesting face masks.
From clients to his employees at the Foster Hospital, Paul Hogan focuses on positivity and finding solutions.
Tufts’ human and veterinary medical researchers collaborate to prevent and better treat cardiovascular damage in people and pets who have survived cancer
As a veterinary technician working in nuclear medicine and CT, Josh Peters has the unique capability to help reveal health issues in animals of all sizes
Boston 25 News reports on risks related to pets ingesting face masks, following an emergency surgery at Foster Hospital performed by resident and alumna Catherine Stecyk.
Veterinarians warn pet owners to keep dogs away from masks—and urge all to properly dispose of used face coverings
To Drs. Sarah Cudney, Kyra Knutson, and the radiology and surgical professionals — Drs. Annie Wayne, Brianna Dalbeth, Kaleigh Peters, Robert McCarthy, Ms. Cassie Durand, Drs. Emily McCobb, Antonia DeJesus, Julien Fages, Mauricio Solano, and the technicians who treated our dog during her recent visit. We are so very grateful to you for your expertise, your care, and your outstanding communication with us about our dog. Her rapid recovery reflects the quality of her treatment. She has healed incredibly well in such a short time. She is back to her usual self already! Our most sincere thanks.
Please pass on my thanks for Dr. Lilian Cornejo’s update. This was one of the most informative and thorough reports I have received. I appreciate the time she took to prepare it.
So many people helped us and our baby during his recent emergency surgery and aftercare. I wish I could personally thank you all—from reception to pharmacy, to the accountants who were so patient with us and accommodating, and of course all the doctors (Drs. Nikki Licht, Elizabeth Parsley, Laura Scoda), techs, and students (Claire Lyons V18, Alyson Bradshaw V18) that cared for him and gave him tons of love during your busy days. We truly appreciate all your help and are thrilled with his near perfect recovery. Thank you!
I’ve brought all of my dogs to Tufts at one point or another, some were basic problems, others very serious, but the one thing that remains constant is the high level of care and compassion provided to my four-legged children. I’m forever grateful to have Tufts to turn to in emergencies and care that is beyond my regular vet.