Our oncology team is proud to offer lifelong personalized and thoughtful cancer care for your beloved pet. The team, which consists of oncologists, radiation oncologists, surgeons, imaging specialists, pathologists, a medical physicist and technicians, works together to provide your pet with the most effective cancer treatment possible.
Safety is our number one priority when it comes to the well-being of your pet preceding, during and after treatments are complete. Our goal is to provide the best quality of life possible for your companion while tailoring the therapy to your and your pet’s needs.
Cancer in Pets
- Cancer occurs due to uncontrolled growth of abnormal cells within the body.
- Cancer is common in pets and many develop the same cancers commonly diagnosed in people.
- Early cancer detection may improve treatment success.
- Although not always curable, most cancers are treatable.
- Maintaining an excellent quality of life is the foremost goal of cancer treatment in pets.
Absorbing all the information available about treating cancer in your pet can be a daunting task. Here is a list of initial questions to consider:
- What are the treatment options?
- What is the goal of treatment?
- What is my pet’s prognosis with and without treatment?
- What is the cost of treatment?
- What are the side effects of treatment?
While many general practice veterinarians do a great job of treating cancer, board-certified veterinary oncologists spend extra years training, are experienced in cancer care, and are aware of all available treatment options. Consultation with a specialist should always be considered.