What You Need to Know

Caring for (and about) your pet.

Caring for pets with cancer requires more than specialized expertise and technology. It also requires compassion, respect and love. At Veterinary Cancer Group, we customize cancer treatments that combine all these essential components. Our priority is to maximize the quality of your pet's life while in our care. We strive to return our patients to their primary veterinarians and to their families healthier, happier and with an improved quality of life.

At Veterinary Cancer Group, we believe in the power of sharing information to promote healing and to provide hope. We remain in close and continual contact with your pet's primary veterinarian, as well as with you and your family. We provide the latest information on patient files, charts and progress. We work as a specialized extension of your veterinarian's health team. We also see ourselves as an extension of your family, and care for your pet as we would our own.

Individual Care.

One of our primary goals is to help families understand how cancer affects our unique patients. Physically, pets with cancer respond to treatments differently than humans. For example, pets treated with chemotherapy do not lose their hair unless they are terriers, poodles or sheepdogs.  Also, they do not typically experience nausea and are usually subject to milder side effects than their human counterparts. Emotionally and mentally, pets are not consciously aware that they have cancer, and therefore, have a more positive outlook that plays a critical part in their recovery.

Our oncologists review your pet's medical records individually, thoroughly examine your pet, and then discuss the biological behavior of your pet's disease with you. All of our treatment options will be presented to you, including the costs involved. Our team of oncologists will then work with you to come up with the most progressive and effective treatment for both you and your pet.

At Veterinary Cancer Group, we've had the honor and privilege of caring for thousands of pets with cancer. In the process, we've developed an intimate understanding of our patient's state of mind and health. We incorporate this knowledge into every customized treatment.