Making life better. Longer.
We conduct diagnostic testing to get additional information and insight into the implications of the cancer that your pet carries. Some of these diagnostics may include:
- Blood tests and urinalysis in house and external labs (+/- pathology review)
- Body mapping and measuring of masses, lesions
- Fine needle aspirates of masses and associated lymph nodes
- Tissue biopsy – tru cut, wedge, punch
- Bone marrow aspirates
- Pre chemotherapy heart evaluation
- Lab testing for lymphoma, leukemia, mast cell tumor, melanoma, bladder and prostate tumors
- Advanced imaging – CT scan
We present you treatment options. Depending on your pet’s age, quality of life and implications of diagnostics, various treatment options may be recommended, including:
- Curative intent to palliative or hospice care based on the needs of the patient and can include:
- Chemotherapy – injectable or oral and can range from daily to weekly to monthly basis at home or at the clinic
- Immunotherapy for melanoma and osteosarcoma
- Metronomic chemotherapy
- Pain management and prevention
- Palliative care
- Supportive care for the day or overnight based on need
- Surgery for mass removal, excisional biopsy, amputation
Cancer Care for Your Companions.
- We are a part of your pet’s care team. We will work with your primary care veterinarian as part of your pet’s healthcare team
- We are Board Certified – What does this mean for you and your pet? Dr. Melissa Parsons is a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the Speciality of Oncology. After becoming a veterinarian, members have gone on to complete a Rotating Internship, often an Internship in Oncology, three years of residency training, passed a series of formal exams and written a publication.
- We are readily available. We welcome people from Pearland and surrounding communities. We offer timely appointments, so we can get started on your pet’s treatment plan.