Archives for Oncology

What is a Veterinary Oncologist?

While no pet-parent hopes to ever hear the word “cancer,” it is helpful to know that veterinary oncology has advanced in such a way that more options are available for the treatment of your pet’s cancer than ever before. Similar to human medicine, there are veterinarians that specialize in a variety of areas of veterinary medicine. These areas range from surgery, dermatology, to even oncology! What is a Veterinary Oncologist? A board-certified veterinary oncologist is a veterinarian that has continued extensive training after veterinary school in the specific field of oncology. To become board-certified in oncology, a veterinarian must complete
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A Better Understanding About Chemotherapy in Pets

Hearing the diagnosis of cancer can be truly scary for any pet owner. It can be natural to immediately assume the worst. Over the last 30 years, having a family pet has become a common element of the American household. A survey conducted in 2017 by the APPA, revealed that sixty-eight percent of U.S. households owned a pet.1 That equates to about 85 million families. An increase in pet ownership has also brought a change in the status that our pet holds in our home. Most of us consider our pets as a vital part of the family. As the
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