Our skilled and compassionate oncologists are committed to providing the best care for your pet while also offering support and guidance to you and your family.
Our skilled and compassionate oncologists have vast expertise in veterinary cancer care. We are committed to providing the best care for your pet while also offering support, compassion, and guidance to you and your family. Our team will be with you every step of the way, from diagnosis through treatment. Through an integrative approach of traditional veterinary cancer care, including chemotherapy and radiation, as well as new therapies, we can help treat your pet and improve their quality of life.
Our complete cancer care offerings include:
- Complete diagnostic capabilities and staging evaluation for confirmed and suspected malignancies
- Chemotherapy and immunotherapy
- Management of chemotherapy toxicity when it occurs
- Participation in clinical trials for the treatment of cancer
- Comprehensive pain management
- Diagnostic Imaging – CT, MRI, ultrasound, endoscopy
- Minimally-invasive biopsy
- Multi-modality therapy – systemic chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgical services
- Nutritional support
- Palliative Care/hospice management
At VSH, our oncologists will work with your family veterinarian to provide the comprehensive care your pet needs. Our oncologists have extensive training in a wide range of medical oncology services and treatments and the most advanced equipment at their disposal. They specialize in the most current methods to diagnose and treat cancer while striving to preserve an excellent quality of life for the patient.
The diagnostic process involves tests to identify the type of cancer, as well as “staging” to determine whether the cancer has spread to other areas of the body. Some of the diagnostic techniques that we use in the process may include digital radiography, ultrasound, CT and MRI scans, tissue biopsies, and cytologic examinations. The specific tests chosen will have the goal of gaining the maximal amount of information in the least invasive manner.
Some common signs of cancer in pets are:
- 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
Depending on the type of cancer your pet has, diagnostic testing or treatments may include:
- Advanced diagnostics including immunohistochemistry, immunocytochemistry, flow cytometry, and PARR assay
- Diagnostic Imaging – ultrasound, radiography (x-rays), CT scans, MRIs
- Biopsies of masses, internal organs, or bone marrow
- Surgical consultation
- Latest in cancer treatment options including chemotherapy, metronomic, and molecularly targeted therapy
- Melanoma vaccine
- Palliative treatment of cancer associated pain
With recent advances in veterinary oncology for cats and dogs, clients and their pets have more options and hope than ever before when it comes to treating cancer. We are committed to making clients part of the treatment team, offering them the broadest range of effective treatments for their pets, along with frank, compassionate discussion about therapeutic options. At Ethos, our clients find the optimal combination of technology and compassion that they would expect for themselves and other family members if they were diagnosed with a life-threatening illness.