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Worried woman taking care of weakening old dog at home. Poor animal suffer from stomach ac


Now that pets are considered part of the family, just the topic of cancer and chemotherapy can be overwhelming for pet owners.  Our oncology department is here to help.  We provide goal-directed care that's tailored to an individual pet's needs, with a focus on maintaining and extending a good quality of life for their pet.  This care ranges from surgery for cancer, to palliative/comfort care for cancer patients, all under the medical management of our pet oncology team with Boarded Medical Oncologist, Dr. Stacey Fox-Alvarez.


We believe that pets with cancer deserve access to the best possible quality of life achievable within each owners’ means.  We believe that all owners deserve to understand their pet’s diagnosis, prognosis and diagnostic options to make informed decisions that best meet their goals and needs.  We believe that strong communication between referring veterinarians, specialists and clients is vital to accomplish all of this. 


Types of Services Offered

Oncology cases begin with consultations that help us formulate a plan specific to your pet that can involve imaging and other diagnostic testing.  Managing care for a pet that is diagnosed with cancer may involve both chemotherapy and non-chemotherapy oral and injectable options.  Our services involve forms of palliative care and quality of life monitoring, as well as end-of-life guidance.  

What are types of tumors that pets may experience?

Adrenal and Pituitary Tumors

Anal Sac Gland Tumors
Bladder and Urethral Tumors
Bone Tumors (primary and metastatic)
Brain and Spinal Cord Tumors
Cardiac and Heart-based Tumors
Esophageal Tumors
Gall Bladder, Liver, and Pancreatic Tumors

Internal Organ Tumors (Spleen, Liver, etc)
Laryngeal and Tracheal Tumors
Lung Mass/Nodule Tumors (primary and metastatic) 
Mammary Gland Tumors
Mediastinal Tumors

Nasal Tumors

Ocular and Periocular Tumors

Oral and Salivary Gland Tumors

Perianal and Anal Sac Tumors

Prostatic Tumors

Renal Tumors

Reproductive Tumors (male and female)

Rib and Pleural Tumors

Skin, Mouth, Nail Bed, and Foot Pad Tumors

Skull Tumors

Splenic Tumors

Thyroid and Parathyroid Tumors

Stomach and Intestinal Tumors

Dog with oral tumor
mast cell tumor in dogs

What are some of the cancers that pets can be diagnosed with?

Apocrine Gland Adenocarcinoma
Basal Cell Carcinoma
Histiocytic Disease

Lymphoma - enlarged lymph nodes


Mast Cell Tumor

Multiple Myeloma


Soft Tissue Sarcoma

Squamous Cell Carcinoma


Transitional Cell Carcinoma

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