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Veterinary Medical Oncology

Medical Oncology

When faced with a cancer diagnosis, pet parents understandably feel a whirlwind of emotions. As our beloved companions are experiencing a severe illness, it’s crucial to know that there are numerous treatment options available to help them fight back. More veterinary medical oncology treatments for pets exist now than ever before. Compassionate care, empathy, and personalized treatment plans can make all the difference in navigating this challenging time.

Veterinary oncology plays a pivotal role in the early detection, accurate diagnosis, and precise staging of cancer in our beloved pets. As pet owners, understanding the importance of timely intervention and proper diagnosis is essential for ensuring the health and well-being of our furry friends. Specialized clinics such as the Pearland Animal Cancer and Referral Center and The Woodlands Animal Cancer and Referral Center provide state-of-the-art facilities for accurate diagnosis and staging, which are crucial in determining the most effective treatment plan for each individual pet.

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At our veterinary oncology facilities,  our team utilizes advanced diagnostic tools, such as ultrasounds, digital radiography, and the 128 Slice CT Scanner to detect cancerous growths and determine the stage of the disease. This precision allows for the development of tailored treatment plans that address the specific needs of each pet, taking into account factors such as the type and progression of cancer, as well as the overall health of the animal. Additional diagnostic tools include:

  • EIn-house and external lab blood tests and urinalysis (with optional pathology review)
  • EMapping and measurement of body masses and lesions
  • EFine needle aspiration of masses and related lymph nodes
  • ETissue biopsies, including tru-cut, wedge, and punch methods
  • EBone marrow aspiration procedures
  • ELaboratory testing for various cancers, such as lymphoma, leukemia, mast cell tumors, melanoma, and bladder and prostate tumors
  • EGene sequencing
  • EImmunotherapy
  • ELiquid biopsies
  • EAdvanced imaging techniques, including CT scans

Pets diagnosed with cancer have several treatment options at their disposal, including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation, acupuncture, and medications. Each option plays a vital role in addressing different types and stages of cancer, and a combination of treatments may be recommended depending on the specific needs of the pet. Surgery can remove tumors and affected tissues, while chemotherapy targets cancer cells throughout the body. Medications can help manage symptoms and improve overall quality of life during treatment.

The fear and trepidation experienced by pet parents during this time are understood by our team. That’s why we strive to provide compassion, empathy, hope and personalized treatment plans in guiding both pets and parents through this journey. We understand the emotional weight carried by pet families and are dedicated to providing support and reassurance every step of the way, while balancing the best in veterinary oncologic care and a keen awareness of each pet’s quality of life.

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Pearland Animal Cancer and Referral Center and The Woodlands Animal Cancer and Referral Center are committed to offering the highest levels of care and treatment for pets diagnosed with cancer, and we are dedicating to helping to provide the best possible outcomes for each of their individual diagnoses.

By combining state-of-the-art technology with a compassionate approach, Pearland and The Woodlands Animal Cancer and Referral Centers provide an unparalleled level of care for pets facing cancer. If your furry family member has been diagnosed with cancer, don’t hesitate to reach out to us for consultations and further information. Together, we can help your pet fight back against cancer and so you can enjoy the best possible quality of life together during their treatment journey.