Our veterinary oncologists and support staff are dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and innovative cancer care for your pet.
Cancer treatments in pets can be safe, with few or no side effects, and can provide long-lasting or complete remission. An early diagnosis and effective treatment regime are critical to successful cancer treatment. We prioritize minimizing the risk of complications and emphasize the use of anti-nausea, anti-diarrhea, and pain control medications; this helps keep your pet comfortable and maintains a good quality of life throughout their treatment.
The Oncology department will work with your primary care veterinarian to provide your pet’s comprehensive care. Our oncologists have extensive training in a wide range of medical oncology services, treatments, and the most advanced equipment.
Our Oncology team provides comprehensive medical oncology services, incorporating chemotherapy and immunotherapy protocols. We work collaboratively with other department specialists in surgery, diagnostic imaging, and interventional radiology to provide our patients with a thoughtfully tailored approach to diagnosis and treatment.
Some common signs of cancer in pets include:
- Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
- Non-healing sores
- Weight loss despite adequate food intake
Common cancers diagnosed in dogs and cats include:
- Mast cell tumor
- Mammary tumors
- Bladder tumors
- Soft tissue sarcomas
Our complete cancer care offerings include:
- Blood chemistry evaluations
- Biopsies of masses, internal organs, or bone marrow
- Chemotherapy and immunotherapy
- Management of chemotherapy toxicity when it occurs
- Comprehensive pain management
- Diagnostic Imaging
- Immunocytochemistry & Immunophenotyping
- Minimally-invasive biopsy
- Multi-modality therapy
- Systemic chemotherapy
- Radiation therapy
- Surgical services
- Nutritional support
- Palliative Care/hospice management
- Surgical consultation
WVRC offers several clinical studies that may provide some financial and treatment incentives. Studies offer a way to treat your pet’s cancer while hopefully improving the outlook for future pets with cancer. If you are interested in learning if your pet qualifies for enrollment in one of our clinical studies, please submit the form on the clinical trial you are interested in or speak to your pet’s oncologist.