The Large Animal Ultrasound Service at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University is pleased to offer ultrasound-only exams and consultation for your equine patients. The ultrasound service offers musculoskeletal, abdominal, thoracic, and ultrasound-guided procedures and cardiac exams that are based upon your clinical findings and work-up. After our assessment is complete, we will discuss the ultrasound findings with you directly so that you may lead all follow-up treatment plans with your clients. As always, we welcome you to accompany your client and patient during their examination.
We pride ourselves on a collaborative approach to diagnosis and treatment, working hard to ensure you and your clients receive exceptional value from our joint partnership. We offer:
- Specialized expertise in ultrasound
- A thorough examination, comparison to contralateral leg, and extensive documentation
- A collaborative clinical approach
- Exceptional value for your clients
A routine musculoskeletal examination with appointment fee included is $420, with an additional fee for sedation if necessary.
A recheck musculoskeletal examination with appointment fee included is $212, with an additional fee (of $48) for sedation if necessary.
To book an appointment, contact Large Animal Ultrasound Liaison, Erin Synnott at 508-948-7695.
Our ultrasonographers have received advanced training in the fellowships offered at University of Pennsylvania New Bolton Center under Dr. Virginia Reef and at University of California Davis under Dr. Mary Beth Whitcomb. Together, our doctors have more than 21 years of experience in all facets of diagnostics.
Dr. Wade Tenney
Following his Large Animal Ultrasound Fellowship at the University of California Davis in 2005-2006, Dr. Wade Tenney worked at Steinbeck Country Equine Clinic, a large referral hospital on California’s central coast. During this time, he focused primarily on sport horse medicine, including pre-purchase exams, lameness exams, and ultrasound. He worked at the HITS horse show series in Thermal, CA during the winters from 2008-2012, providing sports medicine services to clients attending the shows. In April of 2013, Dr. Tenney joined the Tufts Hospital for Large Animals at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, where he works closely with the Sports Medicine, Internal Medicine, and General Surgery departments, providing diagnostic ultrasound services.
Dr. Tenney made his inaugural trip to Wellington to perform ultrasound consultations in the winter of 2013, and will again be offering ultrasound services for equine patients at the 2014-2015 Winter Equestrian Festival.
Dr. Kate Chope
Dr. Kate Chope brings a strong expertise in clinical ultrasound use to her work as a Clinical Assistant Professor at Tufts Hospital for Large Animals at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. Prior to joining the faculty at Tufts, Dr. Chope earned her bachelor’s degree from Brown University and her Veterinary Medical Doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania, where she also undertook a fellowship in equine cardiology and served as an academic lecturer. Dr. Chope is one of the few academically trained veterinary ultrasonographers who specialize exclusively in large animal ultrasound, and she appreciates the access to state-of-the-art ultrasound equipment that Tufts Hospital for Large Animals provides.
Dr. Chope loves a challenge, and especially enjoys working with clients to make a confirmed diagnosis in complicated lameness and internal medicine cases. Since joining the faculty in 2003, Dr. Chope has lectured at both national and international equine conferences, including meetings in France and Colombia, and also provides continuing education, lectures and teaches wet labs to her colleagues throughout the Northeast.