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Veterinary Emergency and Referral Center (VERC)

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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.

The Oncology department will work with your primary care 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 his 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.

Our Oncology team provides comprehensive medical oncology services, incorporating chemotherapy and immunotherapy protocols. We work collaboratively with other department specialists in surgery, diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology and physical therapy & rehabilitation to provide our patients with a thoughtfully tailored approach to diagnosis and treatment.

Some common signs of cancer in pets include:

  • 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:

  • Lymphoma

    • Feline Lymphoma

    • Canine Lymphoma

  • Osteosarcoma

  • Mast cell tumor

  • Mammary tumors

  • Bladder tumors

  • Melanoma

  • Hemangiosarcoma

  • Soft tissue sarcomas


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:

  • Complete Staging

  • Fine Needle Aspirates & Cytology

  • Solid Biopsy & Histopathology

  • Blood Chemistry Evaluations

  • Immunocytochemistry

  • Immunophenotyping

  • Computed Tomography (CT Scan)

  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)

  • Radiography (X-Rays)

  • Ultrasound

Treatment Options

  • Chemotherapy and Targeted therapies

  • Immunotherapy

  • Palliative Care & Pain Management

  • Surgical Oncology

Our Oncology Team