The oncology service provides comprehensive medical oncology services, incorporating chemotherapy and immunotherapy protocols. We work collaboratively with other department specialists in surgery, diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology and physical therapy & rehabilitation to provide our patients with a thoughtfully tailored approach to diagnosis and treatment.
What is Cancer?
A cancer is a tissue mass characterized by persistent, excessive, and disorganized cell growth that is unresponsive to normal control mechanisms. It is the unrestrained growth of cells that destroy normal tissues and body parts. Cancer is the number one natural cause of death in senior cats and dogs.
Cancer accounts for nearly 50% of deaths each year in older pets. Why this happens, in most cases, is not yet known. As a result of improved owner and veterinary care, pets are living much longer and thus are more susceptible to the diseases of old age, among them, cancer.
Although cancer is the leading cause of death in senior patients, it is also a very manageable disease, and while there is no cure, remission can be achieved.
Diagnosis and Treatment
- What to Expect from a Chemotherapy Appointment
- Chemotherapy – Frequently Asked Questions
- Canine Lymphoma
- Feline Lymphoma
- Complete Staging
- Fine Needle Aspirates & Cytology
- Solid Biopsy & Histopathology
- Digital Radiography (X-Ray)
- Computed Tomography (CT)
- Blood Chemistry Evaluations
- In-house Lab & Pharmacy
- Chemotherapy and Targeted therapies
- Palliative Care & Pain Management
- Surgical Oncology