We understand how difficult it is to learn that your pet has been diagnosed with cancer. However, you don’t have to go through this experience alone. The Oncology department at Veterinary Specialty Services strives to take the fear out of the diagnosis of cancer by providing each family with compassion and knowledge to handle this situation with hope and a positive outlook.
A board certified veterinary oncologist is a veterinary internal medicine specialist who has also obtained additional certification in veterinary oncology. A veterinary oncologist has specialized knowledge in the diagnosis of cancer, the staging of tumors, the development of treatment plans, and the administration of chemotherapy. When your pet is faced with cancer, a veterinary oncologist will work in concert with your general veterinarian in order to obtain the best possible medical outcome for your pet. A veterinary oncologist helps to develop treatment plans that incorporate one or all of the following options:
- Canine and feline cancers most commonly treated at Veterinary Specialty Services include:
- Lymphoma and leukemia
- Mast cell tumor
- Anal gland carcinoma
- Bladder carcinoma
The Oncology Department includes two board certified veterinary oncologists and four veterinary technicians experienced in administering chemotherapy and handling patients with cancer. Your pet’s quality of life is the most important factor in choosing the best treatment course. During your initial visit consultation, we will examine your pet, conduct any additional diagnostic testing necessary, and discuss treatment options. Together, we will decide upon a plan of action that best serves your pet and your family.
There are many options to help keep your pet comfortable during treatment for his disease. From pain management options, to special nutrition recommendations, to medications that can help lessen the nausea associated with chemotherapy, our goal is to keep your pet as comfortable for as long as possible.
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