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.

Amy Edgar, LVT

Amy Edgar is a licensed veterinary technician, born and raised in Houston, who was afflicted by the veterinary medicine bug in high school, when she got her first job at a small animal clinic. Amy comes by her love of animals honestly—her parents, who live nearby, and her sister, who lives in Fort Worth, are all huge animal lovers, too.  

When the scrubs come off, you can find Amy hanging out at her boyfriend’s cattle ranch in Hempstead, listening to country music. She claims four pets: Labrador retrievers, Ruger and Dude; a horse named Boon; and a pony, Rusty. 

If she could travel anywhere in the world, Amy would go to the tropicsas long as there is a Starbucksbut when she’s home snuggled up with her four-legged family members, she’s likely watching sports or comedies and dining on her favorite cuisine, Mexican food. 

Irene Garcia, LVT

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.

Briana Radford, CVA

Briana is a Certified Veterinary Assistant from Missouri City, Texas. She has been in the veterinary medical profession for 6 years, and has been working in Medical Oncology since 2018. She is currently studying Agriculture and Animal Science and is a PIMA Medical Institute Graduate. She is a mother, and a fur-mom to a rescue named Achilles and Toy Yorkie named Si (Psy). Her favorite things to do are spending time with her son and traveling.