Monday, January 26, 2015


The Class of 2017 had their Diagnostic Imaging Lab at the Alden Lab in the Loew Veterinary Medical Education Center.

Thursday, January 22, 2015


A Peregrine falcon at the Bernice Barbour Wildlife Clinic, while considered health, isn't quite ready to strike out on her own; 
enter a Falconer.  

 Falconer William Johnston watches as Dr. Tom French of  MA Fish and Wildlife selects the proper identification band for the falcon; Dr. Florine Tseng observes while Wildlife 
Technician Paula McCarthy ably holds the bird.

 The selected band is placed by Dr. French.

 Now William places his own band, that will allow him to "leash" the Peregrine during its training making sure it won't interfere with the other band or cause any discomfort.

 The hooded Peregrine gets use to perching 
on the Falconer's glove.

All Set!

Tuesday, January 20, 2015


Colby visited the dermatology Service at the 
Foster Hospital for Small Animals.

Colby doesn't mind being checked out, especially 
in his favorite hang out.

Maureen McDermott (V'15) hold Colby while Ross Student 
Rosalie Hezekiah examine his itchy paws.

Dermatology Resident Dr. Christine Zewe is 
quite taken with Colby.

Rosalie keeps Colby's attention while Dr. Zewe and 
Dermatologist Dr. Lluis Ferrer examine Colby.

Dr. Ferrer completes the examination.

Maureen can't resist a smooch.

Friday, January 16, 2015


Members of the Class of 2018 visited the Sheep Barn at the Cummings School Farm during their Clinical Skills Rotation.

Many of the ewes on the farm are currently pregnant and 
lambing season is fast approaching.

Stephanie Bertrand discusses what the class will be
 doing with the ewes and why.

The ewes need to enter the shoot so that the students 
can harness, and vaccinate them.

Stephanie shows Jaqueline Lasley (V'18) how to harness the ewe.

Stephanie describes the process called "crutching" which prepares the pregnant ewe's for the upcoming lambing season.

 Herdsman Scott Brundage watches closely as Amanda Nee (V'18) performs the "crutching" procedure.

 Stephanie makes sure this ewe can see so she gives 
her a quick trim up top.

 Shanna Privatsky (V’18), Victoria Raschke (V’18), 
Melissa Lange (V’18) and Julia Reagan (V’18) pose pose post procedure.

 Scott regales the group with some of his 
more colorful farm related stories.

Tuesday, January 13, 2015


Students in the Class of 2016 in their Large Animal Clinical Anatomy Lab at the McGrath Anatomy Lab.

 Students look at the monitors while Dr. Melissa Mazan performs an enoscopy.

 Dr. Mazan gets a round of applause for a job well done.

 Storm listens in while Dr. Alfredo Sanchez of the Tufts Ambulatory Service discusses equine dentistry.
 Yes Calypso, they're talking about you.

The students take a look at Storm's teeth.
 Siobhan Wright (V'16),
 Stephanie Tomaquindici (V'16),
 Melanie Shapiro (V'16),
 Anya Price (V'16),
 Frances Warburton (V'16)
and Sophia Topulos (V'16) take a look.

Monday, January 12, 2015


Soney the Hedgehog’s paid a visit to the ZCAM Department at 
the Foster Hospital for Small Animals. 

 Soney is a very shy girl.

 This is how you anesthetize a Hedgehog.

 Stephany Lewis (V’15) and Dr. Jennifer Graham examine Soney the Hedgehog’s mouth in the ZCAM Department at 
the Foster Hospital for Small Animals. 

Awake and doing fine.

Tuesday, January 6, 2015


Stephanie Sapowicz (V’15) and Elissa Mopper (V’15) prepare to take a radiograph in the Diagnostic Imaging Department

 Alyssa Wheat (V’15) didn't seem to mind giving Moe ( his afternoon feeding.
The very pretty Amelia stopped by to warm up a chilly morning.