At Tufts Hospital for Large Animals at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, clinicians and staff understand the impact of a sick or injured animal and offer compassionate treatment that goes beyond healing the patient to restoring health, performance, and companionship. The hospital’s equine specialists work in teams to provide expert diagnosis and solutions for complex medical conditions.
Since its founding in 1979, the hospital has offered consultation, referral, emergency veterinary services, and 24-hour care for its clients and patients. Four distinct services within the hospital are available to meet each client’s needs efficiently and effectively: Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery, General Diagnostic and Surgery, Internal Medicine, and Ultrasound.
About Our Sports Medicine Team
Operated by two double board-certified clinicians, Dr. José Garcia-Lopez and Dr. Kirstin Bubeck, the Equine Sports Medicine and Surgery Service aims at offering clients and referring veterinarians a more “private practice-like” experience from the moment the phone call is made to make an appointment to the time of discharge.
The Sports Medicine Team focuses on offering the evaluation and management of conditions affecting the performance of equine athletes, utilizing the most advanced techniques and treatments available.
State-of-the-Art Facilities and Advanced Technology
• Only dedicated Isolation Ward in New England
• Only Lung Function Laboratory in the Northeast
• High-strength equine MRI
• 16-slice CT scanner
• High-speed treadmill
• High-powered Philips X-ray tube
• High-resolution ultrasound
24-Hour Emergency Care
The Hospital for Large Animals is home to the largest veterinary critical care and diagnostic center for horses in New England. The hospital’s veterinary specialists, who are board-certified in Internal Medicine and Critical Care, provide 24-hour intensive care and medical and surgical services in its state-of-the-art facility. Dr. Daniela Bedenice is also the only board-certified specialist in Large Animal Emergency and Critical Care in New England. Emergency service are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
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