How do I schedule an appointment?
The Oncology service is a referral-only service. Once your
primary veterinarian refers you to us, we will call you to schedule
your appointment. Owners may also call to schedule an appointment
once they know their primary veterinarian has sent their referral.
This policy ensures that the patient is referred to the most
appropriate service within the hospital.
What should I expect the day of the appointment?
You and your pet will be taken into an exam room where a
thorough history will be taken, and your pet's physical will be
performed by a 4th year veterinary student assigned to your case.
The student will then leave you and your pet in the exam room while
they go over the information you provided with the clincian. They
will both return to the room to go over treatment options with you,
and answer any questions you have.
Many diagnostics and treatment can be done the same day.
However, it could take an entire business day to have initial
testing and treatment completed. We recommend bringing a book or
some form of entertainment. You may also leave the building while
we are running tests and treating your pet.
What treatment options are available?
We are an integrated oncology service, which means we have several
different treatment options for cancer available in one location.
These options depend on the type of cancer and its location.
Various combinations of therapies including surgery, radiation
therapy, chemotherapy, hormonal therapy and immunotherapy can be
used to acheive control of malignancies. After a diagnosis, we will
discuss building a customized treatment plan for your pet.