Cancer develops in our pets the same way it develops in people and CTVSEH understands that when your pet is diagnosed with cancer all can seem scary and stressful. Our Oncology team is here to ensure you there is hope, because pets can receive the same caliber of care people receive. Our board-certified oncologist will meet with you and your pet and go over diagnostics and treatment options, which may include imaging such as radiographs, ultrasound, or CT scans. Next, they will tailor their treatments specifically for your pet, their condition, and their response to treatment. Many pet owners worry about their pet’s quality of life, but pets are able to maintain a good quality of life throughout their treatments. Who's on your team? Once your pet's treatment is set by our veterinary oncologist, we share our plans with your local primary care veterinarian, who can help in managing your pet’s overall health. Our oncologist also has the ability to collaborate with additional CTVSEH specialists on patient treatments to alter or improve the level of treatment at any time.
Benefits of care by a veterinary oncologist include:
- Veterinary oncologists are specially trained to balance treatment of cancer with underlying conditions while maintaining a good quality of life.
- Veterinary oncologists are trained to detect side effects early and can adjust therapy to try to avoid their recurrence.
- Veterinary oncologists keep up to date on the latest and greatest treatments to achieve maximum benefit with minimal effect on lifestyle.
Commonly Treated Cancers:
- Anal sac cancer
- Histiocytic sarcoma
- Intestinal tumors
- Liver tumors
- Lymphoma/ Leukemia
- Mammary gland carcinoma
- Mast cell tumor
- Soft tissue sarcoma
- Transitional cell carcinoma
What You Can Expect
The initial consult is intended to give you a thorough understanding of your pet's diagnosis and an extensive discussion of available treatment choices. This information will also be provided in writing for you to review at home or with other family members who cannot make it to the consult. We may recommend imaging such as radiographs, ultrasound, or CT scans which can often be performed same day but may require you to leave your pet with us until the end of the business day. Treatment can be done the same day as your consultation if you wish to get started!