It’s devastating to face the dreaded diagnosis of cancer in a beloved pet. Today, it’s reassuring to know that many newer treatment choices bring fresh hope to pet cancer patients and their owners by offering a better chance for achieving remission and improving quality of life. To start, our compassionate staff will present all the options and help you make a well-informed decision about what’s best for your pet.
Our highly trained oncology team is led by Dr. Gerald Post, a board-certified veterinary oncologist who is well known and respected in the field. With many years of experience and successes to his credit, he uses the most sophisticated therapies available. Because our oncology service is focused only on treating cancer in animals, Jennifer McDaniel, DVM is able to provide our patients with the best this growing veterinary specialty has to offer.
Through our valued partnership with The Veterinary Cancer Center in Norwalk, CT, we treat common and rare cancers, including:
- Histiocytic sarcoma
- Malignant melanoma
- Mammary gland carcinoma
- Mast cell tumor
- Soft tissue sarcoma
- Transitional cell carcinoma
We have the capability to explore more than one form of therapy to develop an effective individualized treatment plan. Cooperating with your family veterinarian throughout diagnosis and treatment, we work with you to make ongoing therapy convenient for you and as comfortable as possible for your pet.
The oncology services we offer include:
- Chemotherapy to destroy rapidly dividing cells
- Clinical trials to test novel cancer therapies
- Immunotherapy to stimulate the immune system to help control cancer
- Palliative therapy to manage pain
- Radiation therapy to shrink or destroy tumors
- Surgery to remove cancerous cells and tumors
A note about chemotherapy: Many pet owners aren’t aware that, unlike humans, the side effects of chemotherapy in pets are relatively mild. Doses of drugs and treatment schedules are calculated to minimize discomfort to your pet while providing the most effective defense against the cancer. As a result, most people are surprised at how well their pets feel while undergoing chemotherapy.
For more detailed information on cancer in pets, visit The Veterinary Cancer Center.