Read the 2016 Oncology brochure.
About the Service
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 the patient’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), biopsies, cytology, and flow cytometry. Treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy and immunotherapy. Additionally, 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. The patient’s comfort and well-being are always our top priority. Click here to find out more about Clinical Trials at the college.
Who We Are
The Oncology Service is composed of two medical oncology faculty, one radiation oncology faculty, and one surgeon who has completed a fellowship in surgical oncology. Additionally, four graduate veterinary residents and one intern are training in the specialty of oncology. Five support staff assist in providing patient care: three licensed veterinary technicians and two veterinary assistants.