Advanced Veterinary has access to board-certified veterinary oncologists who can diagnose and treat cancer in pets. They have undergone specialized, intensive training to ensure optimal results when working with pets who are unfortunate enough to be diagnosed with the disease. Our goal is to help your pet maintain a good quality of life while his/her cancer is being treated.
Our veterinary oncologists have specialized knowledge in various oncology practices, including the diagnosis of cancer, the administration of chemotherapy, the staging of tumors, and the development of treatment plans. Our cancer treatment plans are comprehensive and can include one or all of the following options: surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy.
What is Oncology in Veterinary Medicine?
Oncology is a branch of medicine that focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. In veterinary medicine, it is a subspecialty that plays a vital role in saving the lives of dogs and cats, both of which are species that often die from cancer.
Common Types of Tumors and Cancers in Pet Animals
With their specialized training and extensive experience, our board-certified veterinary oncologists are capable of treating many forms of the disease. Here are some of the most common types of tumors and cancers that pet animals can suffer from:
- Lymphoma (Dogs & Cats)
- Osteosarcoma (Dogs & Cats)
- Mammary Gland Tumors (Dogs & Cats)
- Primary Lung Tumor (Dogs & Cats)
- Fibrosarcoma (Cats)
- Squamous Cell Carcinoma (Cats)
- Mast Cell Tumors (Dogs)
- Lipoma (Dogs)
- Oral Melanoma (Dogs)
- Anal Gland Adenocarcinoma (Dogs)
- Thyroid Carcinoma (Dogs)
- Hemangiosarcoma (Dogs)
How Advanced Veterinary Handles Cancer-Related Cases
We will conduct an initial evaluation on your pet to find out which type of cancer he or she is suffering from. This appointment includes reviewing your pet’s previous medical history and performing a full physical examination, and may also include additional diagnostic tests to determine the extent of the disease.
Once the initial work up of your pet has been completed, we will develop a treatment plan that is tailored to your pet’s condition. As mentioned earlier, the treatment plan may include one or all of the following – surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy.
Surgery is often the recommended option for treating and removing localized cancer in pets. If it has been determined through the initial tests that the best approach is surgery, we will schedule a surgical procedure to remove the problem.
Before and after surgery, we will reduce the impact of surgery on your pet through medication.
Contact Us Today
When you bring your cancer-stricken pet to Advanced Veterinary, one thing’s for sure: We will do everything in our power to obtain the best possible outcome for your pet’s unfortunate medical condition.
Call us to schedule an appointment, or visit our clinic in-person to book a consultation.