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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.

Upon arrival at the hospital, your pet will be triaged, stabilized (if necessary), then a veterinarian and a final-year veterinary student will meet with you to discuss options for your pet's care and treatment. This may include repair of minor wounds or lacerations, treatment of gastrointestinal upset, definitive repair of trauma, and diagnosis and treatment of cardiopulmonary, endocrine or renal problems. Diagnostic imaging (radiographs and ultrasound) is available around the clock as needed, as is diagnostic laboratory testing for evaluation of blood samples. More advanced treatments include blood transfusion, specialized coagulation testing and emergency surgical procedures.

Our Emergency Service and Intensive Care Unit is home to the largest veterinary critical care training program in the country. Equally important, the Emergency Service is staffed by people who have pets themselves and understand the deep value of the human-animal bond. Our staff recognize that having to use the emergency service is stressful, and will work to keep you informed and to help you understand what is happening.

The emergency service is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week on a walk-in basis. If you are unsure if your pet's condition is an emergency, please call 508-839-5395 (Option 3).

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    Amanda Abelson
    Assistant Professor, Emergency & Critical Care and Anesthesia
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    Alexia Berg
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  • Noa Berlin
    Noa Berlin
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  • David Scott Conway
    David Scott Conway
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  • Armelle M. de Laforcade
    Armelle M. de Laforcade
    Associate Professor, Emergency and Critical Care, Coagulation
  • Ian DeStefano
    Ian DeStefano
    Clinical Assistant Professor, Emergency Medicine and Critical Care
  • Elyzabeth Lemieux
    Elyzabeth Lemieux
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  • Sean B. Majoy
    Sean B. Majoy
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  • Katrina Claire Manson
    Katrina Claire Manson
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  • Amy Marie Molitoris
    Amy Marie Molitoris
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  • Alexandra Pfaff
    Alexandra Pfaff
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  • Elizabeth A. Rozanski
    Elizabeth A. Rozanski
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  • Clare Timothy
    Clare Timothy
    Resident
  • Annie Shea Wayne
    Annie Shea Wayne
    Clinical Assistant Professor

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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

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