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COVID-19 Guidance: Guidance and operational updates for Cummings School and its veterinary teaching hospitals

Appointments - Information for Owners


For Pet Owners – Foster

To make an appointment please call  Foster Hospital for Small Animals appointment desk at (508) 839-5395. Appointment hours are normally Monday through Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm, although the exact hours and days vary with specialty.

What to Bring

Please bring the contact information (name, phone and address) of your primary care veterinarian. If possible, also bring lab results, X-rays and other diagnostic images, and a copy of your pet's medical record or a referral letter from your veterinarian. Your pet should be on a leash or in a pet carrier. We discourage bringing bedding and toys, as these are provided by the hospital.

How to Choose a Specialty Service

Your primary care veterinarian will advise as to which service you should see. If you do not have a veterinarian, our client liaisons can help you choose a service based on the nature of your pet's problem.

What Happens During an Appointment

You should leave one-to-two hours for an appointment. Your pet will be seen first by a fourth-year veterinary student, who will take a medical history and conduct a physical exam, followed by a veterinarian, who may ask some additional questions and re-examine your pet. All decisions regarding the treatment of your pet will be made by you and your team of veterinarians and faculty specialists.

For Cat Owners:

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