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Animal Cancer & Referral Center


Welcome to Pearland Animal
Cancer & Referral Center

Comprehensive Pet Oncology – Now in two locations

We are a compassionate and understanding team of professionals who are dedicated to the care of pets who have received a cancer diagnosis. We understand that this is a scary time as a pet owner, and that you are seeking solutions, quality of life for your pet, and ultimately the very best in care for your best friend.

Dr. Melissa Parsons-Doherty is a Board Certified Medical Oncologist focused on the client and patient experience as you navigate the journey of diagnosis, treatment and prognosis.

Our entire team focuses on the needs of our patients and clients, listening and providing feedback along the way. You will receive the care and respect that we would choose for our own pets.

You have our assurance that you are not alone and we will provide our very best in expertise, empathy, and compassion.

Serving Pearland, Houston, Manvel, Fresno and now, The Woodlands, our newest location.



Pearland Location

Pearland Animal Cancer and Referral Center was established in its original location to provide exceptional veterinary care for pets facing cancer and other medical conditions. Our team of experienced veterinarians and staff are dedicated to providing compassionate care with empathy at the forefront of our approach. We understand that a pet’s diagnosis can be overwhelming and disheartening, which is why we strive to create a supportive environment where owners feel heard and understood. Our state-of-the-art facility offers advanced diagnostic tools, including digital radiography, ultrasound, endoscopy, and CT scanning, enabling us to accurately diagnose your pet’s condition. From there, we develop customized treatment plans that may include chemotherapy, radiation therapy, or surgery depending on your pet’s needs. Our goal is to provide the highest level of care possible while improving your pet’s quality of life during their treatment journey.

10100 Broadway St.
Pearland, TX 77584


The newest location of Pearland Animal Cancer and Referral Center, The Woodlands, was designed with a special intent to provide oncologic veterinary care while also offering quiet space for meditation or reflections, grief counseling, and integrative treatments.  The Woodlands location also offers integrative medicine options such as acupuncture and herbal therapy for pets who may benefit from alternative treatments. With additional amenities for pet owners, we strive to provide the highest level of care possible while improving your pet’s quality of life during their treatment journey.

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10100 Broadway St.
Pearland, TX 77584

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Kind Words

"I recently brought my dog, Stella, to Dr. Parsons. She and the staff here are amazing! Excellent at what they do with great communication and customer service. You can feel they all care, and Dr. Parson's bedside manner is exceptional. I have been to a quite a few veterinarians and specialists and I must say Pearland Animal Cancer & Referral Center is hands down THE best. I found them online and decided to get a referral here because of their great reviews and they did not disappoint. I drive all the way down from The Woodlands, but it is worth it. I am super excited because they have another location opening in The Woodlands 🙂 Highly recommend!!"

— Susan M.

"Great experience! From when we first walked in and saw the welcome sign with my baby’s name on it to the friendly reception staff. Taylor the vet tech was very friendly and informative. She took time to explain what was going on and was very kind to my 18yr baby. We saw Dr. Kaite Stroda who was very thoughtful and kind as well. She helped decide the best course of treatment. The staff were all great, very punctual and informative."

— Christina J.

"This hospital is FANTASTIC. They inform you of every option and keep you informed every step of the way of your fur babies treatment. I love the doctors and all the staff. So friendly and caring. I never had any doubts on leaving my Baby to their care. Thank You All for giving me more time with Baby."

— George R.

Meet our Veterinary Oncologist

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.

Dr. Parsons-Doherty