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The Veterinary Comparative Ophthalmology Service at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine is staffed by 7 committed and caring individuals.  Attending clinicians include 2 diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Ophthalmology (ACVO)–both highly skilled and board-certified opthalmologists with multi-species competence. Our two residents are participants in the three-year Veterinary and Comparative Ophthalmology residency program, one of the most highly sought-after programs in country. Continue reading

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Tufts’ Clinical Oncology Team

The clinical oncology service is comprised of veterinary oncologists, residents and technicians that work together as a team.  The oncology service works closely with the surgery service, which has expertise in surgical oncology, as well as with pathology, diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, and the pain clinic.  Through the collaboration with these and other specialty services throughout the hospital, we are able to offer a broad range of options for owners of companion animals with cancer.

As a member of the National Cancer institute’s Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium, as well as through independent studies and collaboration with other veterinary and biomedical institutions, the oncology service is able to offer investigational therapies in addition to conventional treatment.

The oncology service boasts a 6 MV Siemens linear accelerator with 2-16 MeV electrons, a multileaf collimator, and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) capabilities.  In addition, strontium 90 plesiotherapy is offered, allowing for wide breadth of radiation therapy options. Continue reading

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Dr. Armelle de Laforcade

Extensive evaluation of hemostasis and monitoring of anticoagulation therapy can be readily accomplished using the equipment housed in the coagulation laboratory at Tufts University‘s Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine:

Dr. Armelle de LaForcade

Dr. Armelle de Laforcade, associate professor and section head for Emergency Care at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals. Image courtesy Worcester Magazine.

  • Thromboelastography allows for the global assessment of hemostasis, and is particularly useful for the identification of hypercoagulable states. Continue reading