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Information for Referrers


For Veterinary Professionals – Foster Appointments & Referrals

Standard Referral Procedures and Information

  • Contact the hospital via the referring DVM hotline at 508-887-4988 or via email at
  • Complete the referral form here. The form is a fillable PDF and you may fill it out on your computer or print it out and hand write the information. This may be emailed to, faxed to 508-839-7951, or sent with the client.

Please include:

  • Completed referral form
  • Any relevant diagnostic images (DICOM preferred) to be sent via email to
  • Proof of current rabies vaccination

If the patient is hospitalized, please let your clients know that a deposit of 75% of the maximum estimated cost of the treatment plan will be required. The balance of the invoice is expected at discharge.

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