Concise Encyclopedia of Tufts History
Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals, 1984
The Henry and Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals, located on the Tufts Veterinary School campus in Grafton, opened in 1985 to serve as a complete medical center for dogs, cats, and other small animals.
Architect Maarten Henkes of Warnecke Cannon, Inc. designed the building, which adjoins the Hospital for Large Animals. The $3.6 million, 22,000 square foot building contains eight general examining rooms, two special examining rooms, two surgical operating suites, diagnostic laboratories, wards for up to sixty-five patients, a twenty-four hour intensive care facility, and several conference rooms and demonstration areas.
Dr. Henry L. Foster and his wife Lois donated a large portion of the funds necessary to build the hospital. Foster, a trustee at Tufts, established the first endowed chair at the Veterinary School and also made significant donations to the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and Brandeis University.
As of 2000, the Foster Hospital for Small Animals continues to serve as a premier medical facility for the treatment of small animals, and an invaluable resource for Tufts Veterinary School students.