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About Foster Hospital


About Foster Hospital

Located 45 minutes west of Boston, the Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals provides 24-hour care for pets 365 days of the year. Since 1979, we have offered consultation, referral and emergency veterinary services for the care of dogs, cats and exotic pets.

Faculty Specialists

With faculty specialists in every field of animal medicine and the region's most powerful diagnostic imaging capabilities, we are able to diagnose and treat even the most difficult and complex conditions.

Veterinary Specialties

Our veterinary specialties include MRI, ultrasound, CT and a state-of-the-art interventional radiology unit, facilitating surgical procedures such as the placement of stents and pacemakers. We also offer advanced critical care, anesthesia, pain management and advanced radiation oncology for animal cancer patients.

Cutting-edge Medicine

As a teaching hospital, we are on the forefront of cutting-edge medicine, and offer clinical studies to clients who are interested in exploring such options for their pets.

Diverse Caseload

Beyond advanced medicine,  Foster Hospital also continually strives to perfect routine procedures such as minimally invasive spaying. Although most of our caseload is dogs and cats—with over 26,000 cases a year—our specialists treat animals as diverse as pet rabbits, parrots, iguanas and fish.

Behind the scenes, your pet receives the advantage of carefully orchestrated, team-based care. Our board-certified veterinarians, dedicated staff and students are energized to provide the very best in quality care with compassion. This is because the veterinarians at the Foster Hospital are not only highly trained specialists in their fields, they are animal lovers as well.

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