Oncology

Read the Oncology brochure (PDF).

About the Service

corgi receiving treatment

The mission of the Oncology Service is to help animals with cancer achieve longer, happier lives. While a cure is not possible in all instances of cancer, usually some form of therapy can improve your pet’s quality of life.

What We Do

We offer specialized tests for the diagnosis of cancer, including imaging (digital radiography, ultrasound, CT scans, MRI, and nuclear medicine), lymphography, biopsies, cytology, and flow cytometry along with other molecular diagnostics. Treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, injectable and oral chemotherapy, immunotherapy and electrochemotherapy. A state of the art Varian EdgeTM linear accelerator was installed in 2019 and is capable of precisely targeting tumors using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) or stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT).

retreveer receiving treatment

Additionally, our clinical trials may offer innovative diagnostics or treatment options for certain cancer types. Consultation with other services within the hospital allow for management of patients with complicated conditions. Your pet’s comfort and well-being are always our top priority.
Click here to find out more about Clinical Trials at the college.

The Oncology Service is composed of three medical oncology faculty, one radiation oncology faculty, and one surgical oncologist. Additionally, 2 to 3 graduate veterinary residents and 1 to 2 interns are training in the specialty of oncology. Four licensed veterinary technicians, one radiation therapy technologist, and one veterinary assistant assist in providing patient care.

Meet the Team

Oncology Support Staff

Elizabeth Stickelmaier, Lead Oncology Technician
Leigh Mitchell, Oncology Assistant
Kelly Chappell, Oncology Assistant
Jamie Hornsby, Oncology Technician
Rachel Mikulencak, Oncology Technician
Charles Lemmond, Radiation Therapy Technologist