Our board certified oncologists offer innovative care for pets that develop cancer, and ensure that the most appropriate treatments are provided. This may include targeted anticancer treatments, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, radiation therapy, surgery or palliative care.
Before treatment is pursued, we provide consultation in a compassionate, professional manner to ensure owners entirely understand all available treatment options, potential side-effects, expected outcomes, and the practical aspects of cancer care.
For many cancers the treatment options range from aggressive, potentially-curative regimens to more conservative palliative approaches. In each and every instance we provide detailed and appropriate information and guidance, pursue appropriate diagnostics, and eventually help the owner decide what form of therapy is the best for their pet.
Just as for humans with cancer, there are many instances in which the disease can be beaten, particularly when treatment is pursued at an early stage. Additionally, for those cancers that are not curable, treatment can often provide both a significant prolongation of survival and improvement in a pet’s quality of life. Many of these accomplishments occur without substantial side-effects or hospitalization.
With board certified and residency trained doctors in Oncology, as well as access to other specialties within LVVSC, we provide multidisciplinary care for the oncology patient.
At our facility we house state of the art diagnostic equipment, including digital radiography, ultrasound, CT and MRI, as well as a complete rehabilitation center to provide physical therapy for our cancer patients.
We provide comfortable facilities to ensure patient comfort and rest during treatment.
Oncology challenges often present themselves as tumors in all parts of the body. Common cancers in dogs or cats include:
- Mast Cell Tumors
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma
- Soft tissue sarcoma
Since the diagnosis of cancer can be a traumatic experience, our doctors are trained in grief counseling. This combination of medical expertise and counseling skills ensures both client and pet receive optimum consideration and care.