Andrew Vaughan, DVM, MS, DACVIM Oncology

  • Medical Oncologist, Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center 2006 – present
  • Board-certified in Oncology, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Numerous scientific publications in fields of research including canine lymphoma and leukemia, osteosarcoma, and targeted chemotherapeutics
  • Special interests – investigation of novel targeted therapies for canine and feline cancers
  • Member of the Executive Board of the Animal Foundation, 2012 – present
  • Member of the Executive Board for the Veterinary Cancer Society, 2010 – 2013
  • Medical Oncology Residency, North Carolina State University, 2006
  • Rotating Small Animal Medicine & Surgical Internship, North Carolina State University, 2002-2003
  • Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island, DVM, 2002
  • University of California, San Diego, MS, 1998
  • Saint Mary’s University, BS, 1996
  • Outside interests include cycling, hiking, camping, canyoneering, skiing and spending time with family and friends

Holly Burr, DVM, DACVIM Oncology

  • Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center, 2011- present
  • VCA Animal Care Center of Sonoma County, 2010-2011
  • Residency in Medical Oncology, Tufts University, 2007-2010
  • Internship in Medical Oncology, Animal Cancer Care Clinic, 2006-2007
  • Hospitalist, Veterinary Specialists of South Florida, 2006-2007
  • Internship in Internal Medicine and Surgery, Veterinary Specialists of South Florida, 2005-2006
  • University of Wisconsin – Madison, DVM, 2005
  • University of Utah, BS, 1999

Ashley Bennett, DVM, DACVIM Oncology

  • Medical Oncologist, Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center 2016 – present
  • Board-certified in Oncology, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Special interests – clinical research, hematopoietic cancers, targeted therapeutics
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, North Carolina State University, 2015-2016
  • Medical Oncology Residency, North Carolina State University, 2012 – 2015
  • Rotating Small Animal Medicine & Surgical Internship, North Carolina State University, 2011-2012
  • Veterinary College, Washington State University, DVM, 2011
  • University of Arizona, BS, 2007
  • Outside interests include spending time with family and friends, traveling and cooking

About Our Practice

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, electrochemotherapy, intralesional or intracavitary therapy, surgery or more simple palliative 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.

About Our Services

Our medical oncologists ensure the most appropriate treatments are provided, including 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.

Oncology challenges often present themselves as tumors in all parts of the body. Common cancers in dogs or cats include:

  • Hemangiosarcoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Mast Cell Tumors
  • Melanoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • 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.

Appointments

Appointments are by referral 7 days a week. Oncology emergencies can be seen through the Oncology department during those times, or through Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at any time.

Clinical Trials

We understand that in some instances cancer therapy can be very financially challenging for families. We also recognize that the only way to make substantial progress in the fight against cancer is through well-funded clinical trials that evaluate new therapies for canine and feline cancer patients. We are frequently involved in clinical trials that are partially or fully funded and that aim to treat a wide array of cancers in our pets. Month-to-month these clinical trials may vary substantially but our oncologists will go over with you any such trials that we offer and go over the benefits and risks of having your pet enrolled in such a trial. In some instances such trials may greatly help to offset the costs of effective cancer therapy while also expanding knowledge for the treatment of cancer for generations to come.

Please call us with any questions at 702-871-1152.