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Foster Hospital for Small Animals

Foster Hospital is located in Grafton, Massachusetts, and provides specialty care for dogs, cats, and exotic pets. Our wide array of veterinary specialty services are available by appointment only (508-839-5395) after a referral from a veterinarian. Our emergency services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and are initiated by a phone call (508-839-5395, option 3).


Staff work at the front desk in the main lobby of the Foster Hospital for Small Animals at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Externships for Veterinary Technicians and Assistants

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University will be offering a variety of externship opportunities during the summer (June - August), and the academic year, for veterinary technicians and assistants at Foster Hospital for Small Animals and Hospital for Large Animals.

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Clinical Trials

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.


Featured Stories from Foster Hospital

Pet Loss Support Group via Zoom

Please join our Live Support Group Via Zoom!

Tuesday, June 21st, 2022 from 5:00-6:00 pm EST

“Miracle Dog” Ritchie Survives Complicated Surgery at Foster Hospital

Ritchie enjoys another 13 years with the Gaunya family after treatment of a rare cyst

Worth the Whistle

The ZCAM team pulled out all the stops to care for service intern Lucyanne Megan’s guinea pig

Havanese Survives Leptospirosis at Foster Hospital

Frank’s attentive owners and doctors helped put him on the road to recovery

Is Your Dog Coughing? Here’s What Could Be Causing It and When You Should See the Vet

Clinical Associate Professor Michael Stone talks to Daily Paws magazine about causes for coughs in dogs and when to see a vet.

Reptiles 101: Adopting with Care

With National Reptile Awareness Day just around the corner, thousands of bearded dragons, leopard geckos, snakes, and more are bound for new homes.

Tufts Cummings School doctor’s revolutionary surgery saves dog with oversized tongue

Professor Raymond Kudej spoke with WCVB Boston about a unique surgery he performed on a dog with an abnormally large tongue.

Study Buddies

Professor Cheryl London spoke with AKC Family Dog about the benefits of companion animal clinical trials, including a current lymphoma trial at Foster Hospital.

First Line of Communication

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.

A Voice for the Unsung Heroes

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.

Foster Hospital for Small Animals

Contact Information

55 Willard Street
North Grafton, MA 01536
Fax: 508-839-7951
Pharmacy: 508-887-4850