Internal Medicine Veterinary Specialty
The Internal Medicine Service at Tufts Foster Hospital for Small Animals is led by faculty who are board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Supporting them are trained technicians(many who are also board certified by the National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America), as well as interns, residents, students and staff, within a state-of-the-art facility for providing diagnosis and advanced patient care.
The service handles a variety of clinical cases. Dog and cat patients—approximately 95% of the caseload—range from beloved pets to working dogs, from newborn kittens and puppies to geriatric cats and dogs. Tufts’ clinicians treat problems of the internal organ systems, including respiratory,neurological, gastrointestinal ,renal, infectious diseases and other conditions that need medical attention.
The service can provide intensive care for around-the-clock observation and treatment of critical patients. Some of the special procedures that can be performed include dialysis for acute kidney injury, laser lithotripsy for bladder stones, collagen injections for urinary incontinence, coil placement for liver shunts, gastrointestinal endoscopy, dietary consultation and obesity management, bronchoscopy and pulmonary function testing, rhinoscopy, and interventional procedures such as stent placement for collapsing trachea or nasopharygeal stenosis.
The enodurology team consists of:
Mary Labato, DVM
Linda Ross, DVM
John Berg, DVM
Robert McCarthy, DVM
Michael Goodrow, CVT
Small Animal Medicine Residents
Jessie Markovich, DVM
Faith Buckley, DVM
Samuel Tucker, VMD
Brandi Gallagher, DVM
Kelly O’Neill, DVM
Gideon Daniel, DVM
Daniel Jardes, DVM