Cancer. It’s a disease that affects humans and animals, and it can affect even the healthiest ones. The good news is that it can be treated with a number of advanced methods. Memphis Veterinary Specialist’s oncology department uses cutting-edge diagnostics and treatments to give Memphis pets with cancer the best possible care while emphasizing a good quality of life. We believe decisions must be based on the latest advances in medical knowledge as well as compassion and the individual needs of the patient. That’s why we offer a variety of cancer treatments, including surgery, immunotherapy, and chemotherapy.
About Our Oncology Services
If you’ve recently been told that your pet has cancer or that additional diagnostics is necessary, we can help. Our Memphis specialist in pet cancer (oncology), Dr. Lorin Hillman, stands apart from other practitioners in the area because of her specialized training and the fact that she is the only board-certified veterinary oncologist in the West Tennessee and Arkansas area. Our team-oriented approach allows us to develop a well-balanced diagnostic plan tailored to your pet’s needs as well as a comprehensive course of treatment. We strive to provide continuity of care, compassion, and the highest quality specialty care available.
Additionally, we possess one of only 50 state-of-the-art CAT scan machines in the country in our own facility. Our state-of-the-art CAT scan machine is used in conjunction with diagnostic ultrasounds and biopsies to accurately diagnose the type of cancer your pet has developed, and plan their treatment regime.
Additional Oncology Resources
The following is a list of resources that provide more information about pet cancer:
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
- Veterinary Cancer Society
- Information on Oncept™from Merial (canine melanoma vaccine)
- Information on Palladia™from Pfizer (the first veterinary FDA approved tyrosine kinase inhibitor for dogs)
- VeterinaryPartner.com (information on animal health and diseases)