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
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.
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.
About Our Service
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.
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.