Andrew Vaughan, DVM, MS, DACVIM Oncology

Dr. Andrew Vaughan was born in Halifax, Nova Scotia and was trained at the University of Prince Edward Island in eastern Canada. A 2002 veterinary graduate, Dr. Vaughan went on to complete an internship and oncology residency at North Carolina State University, before joining the LVVSC team as head of medical oncology in 2006. Along the way, Dr. Vaughan was on the executive board of the Veterinary Cancer Society and served as the chair of the board of the Animal Foundation. While working at LVVSC, Dr. Vaughan has managed numerous clinical trials with a particular research interest on canine osteosarcoma and melanoma and targeted chemotherapeutics. Outside of work, Dr Vaughan enjoys spending time with his wife, Leann, and their three-legged dog Chance. Dr. Vaughan’s other love is the great outdoors, which he enjoys most on bicycle, skis or snowshoes.

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

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

Stephanie Byrne, DVM, MVetMed (Practice Limited to Medical Oncology)

Las Vegas Veterinary Specialty Center, 2020 – present

Fetch Specialty & Cancer Veterinary Centers, Naples, FL, 2017-2019

Residency in Medical Oncology, Royal Veterinary College, UK, 2014-2017

Master of Veterinary Medicine, Royal Veterinary College, UK, MVetMed, 2017

Internship in Medical Oncology, Animal Cancer Care Clinic, Ft. Lauderdale, FL, 2013-2014

Internship in Medical Oncology, The Oncology Service (TOS), Leesburg, VA, 2012-2013

Rotating Small Animal Medicine & Surgical Internship, University of Missouri, 2011-2012

Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine, DVM, 2011

University of California, Berkeley, BS, 2007

Outside interests include competitive running, hiking, camping, cross-country road trips, and canine agility.

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.Oncology

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 Oncologydetailed 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 Service

With board certified and residency trained doctors in Oncology, as well as access to other specialties within LVVSC, Oncologywe 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.

Oncology 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:

  • 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.

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.

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