Our Practice & Core Values

Over the years, the primary message we hear from our clients is, “We want the best quality of life, not quantity.”

Our focus is to ensure that the best quality of life is maintained for as long as possible through the remainder of your dog or cat’s life. Our expertise, compassion and knowledge keeps the patient’s experience at the forefront of our diagnostics and treatment plans.

Your pet’s treatment plan may include multiple specialities, including medical oncologist, surgeon, and radiation oncologist. Our entire team collaborates with you, the pet owner, and you primary care veterinarian to provide a personalized approach to achieving the best possible outcome for our patients.


Dr. Melissa Parsons-Doherty, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Dr. Parsons-Doherty has been a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine since 2013. She is Canadian and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the Atlantic Veterinary College in Prince Edward Island , Canada. She completed a Rotating Internship in Medicine and Surgery in New Jersey at Garden State Veterinary Specialists, and a Medical Oncology Internship at the University of Georgia in Athens, Georgia. She completed a Residency in Medical Oncology at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

After completing her training in the United States, she returned to Canada to the Ontario Veterinary College where she worked and taught at the Animal Cancer Center before being drawn back to the heat of the south. She has made her home in Houston with her husband, two German Shepherds and five cats. She recently took the leap to establish the first Veterinary Speciality hospital in the Houston area dedicated to the care of dogs and cats with cancer, and is excited to welcome you at the Pearland location.

Irene Garcia, Specialty Oncology Technician

Irene graduated from Vet Tech Institute of Houston in May 2013 and became a Licensed Veterinary Technican (LVT) in December 2013. She lives in Pearland with her husband and son and four fur babies. She has a red Doberman named Cassius, a German Shepherd named Marcie and two kitties named Ellie and June. On her free time she likes to explore new restaurants around the Houston area.

Melissa Carter, Specialty Oncology Technician

Bio coming soon

Stephanie Cowan, Specialty Oncology Technician

Bio coming soon

Anamaria Perez, Client Service Coordinator

Anamaria has over 18 years of experience in animal welfare. She has worked in Veterinary Medicine for 11  years and was previously at the Houston SPCA for 8 years. She has fostered over 300 kittens and is proud  to say she is a crazy cat lady. She shares her home with many fur and feathered babies, 3 dogs (Benny,  Indie, and Canie), 4 cats (Joey, Ty, Ou Mé and Isabela) and a very big Molucan Cockatoo named  Ladybug. On her free time, she likes to travel and explore the trails in and around the city. .