Pet Owners

What to Expect

Help and Hope Are Available Here

Nearly all pets diagnosed with cancer have the potential of receiving treatments aimed at addressing the cancer condition and/or improving and maintaining quality of life. The extent and duration of a treatment benefit is dependent on many factors, including the type of the cancer, the stage of the cancer (i.e., the extent of disease), the available therapies used to treat the cancer, and the individual response of the patient. We always focus on selecting treatment options that are best to fight the disease while minimizing any potential side effects, thus allowing for an extended quality of life.

How It Works

Patients treated at The Oncology Service are best managed following referral by their family veterinarian and will only be treated for the condition for which they were referred. As an oncology specialty practice, we do not provide routine wellness care such as vaccinations, spay/neuter, or parasite control. If you or your veterinarian suspects your pet may have cancer, your veterinarian can fill out a referral form, reach us by telephone or email and send along your pet’s medical records, so that we have them for our oncologists to review prior to your consultation.

The Consultation

Your pet will undergo a thorough physical examination by one of our doctors and if any further diagnostic tests are recommended, you will be presented with an estimate to approve before any procedures are initiated. After a definitive diagnosis, you will receive a treatment plan for your pet and an opportunity to have all of your questions answered.

We consider ourselves partners in your pet’s care; therefore, we welcome and encourage your active participation.