Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Animal Oncology near Alexandria, VA

Cancer isn’t the end of the road for your pet. With VCA-VRA’s board certified veterinary oncologist, we can help devise the most appropriate course of treatment for your cat or dog and coordinate the treatment program to ensure that the best care is provided.

When your pet is diagnosed with cancer, it’s important to understand that, just like with humans, treatment is always a plausible option. If detected early, and put in the hands of a specialist, your pet’s cancer can be aggressively treated. VCA-VRA’s local branch located near Alexandria, VA has highly-sophisticated diagnostic tools and treatment plans that can help improve the rate of successful treatment of cancer in your pet. With our expert’s help, we can devise a treatment consisting of one or more of the following options:
  • Surgery
  • Radiation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Palliative care
To have any questions you might have personally answered, schedule an appointment with one of our oncologists today.

Why Does My Pet Need a Veterinary Oncologist?

Like humans, cancer in pets is often best dealt with in the hands of a professional. While your family veterinarian may just be able to coordinate with our oncologist, we strongly recommend you put treatment and diagnosis in the hands of our specialists for the highest level of care for your pet.
Furthermore, we have access to specialized diagnostic treatment tools that general veterinarians may not have, along with safe and advanced equipment for administrating chemotherapy. This reduces the risk of treatment related complications. Plus, our oncologists act as excellent resources for owners regarding questions about chemotherapy.
Our oncologists have specialized, extensive training in the area of cancer diagnosis and treatment. This includes:
  • A Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree
  • A rotating internship in general medicine and surgery
  • Completing three years of an American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) residency.
  • Completing the ACVIM credentialing process by completing national qualifying and certifying exams
  • Publishing an original, peer-reviewed research study
Along with these certifications, many oncologists are certified PhDs. With the extensive training, along with their years of experience, our oncologists are best prepared to focus on returning your pet to full health.

VCA-VRA’s Oncologists near Alexandria, VA Are Here to Help

If you have any questions, or want to schedule an appointment, schedule an appointment at our animal hospital. And if you have an emergency, our hospital is open 24 hours, Monday-Sunday, 365 days a year.


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