At Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Huntersville, our board-certified oncologist uses advanced diagnostics and treatments to provide the best possible care to pets with cancer.
Please Note: A referral from your primary care veterinarian is required before making an oncology appointment.
Cancer is a disease that affects even the healthiest humans and animals. The good news is that with advanced methods of therapy, cancer can be treated.
Our veterinary oncologist is dedicated to providing the best care and treatment to pets with cancer, and offering support for the families that love them. As part of this comprehensive care, our oncologist works closely with other veterinary specialists.
Your pet's medical history and lab results will be reviewed. We will then discuss the disease, staging (additional diagnostics), treatment options, side effects, and the prognosis with you.
Board-certified veterinary oncologists must complete extensive training following veterinary school with a focus on oncology (how cancer develops and how it can be treated). During this training, oncologists are required to complete an internship as well as a specialized residency, pass arduous examinations, and complete publication requirements to become board-certified in Medical Oncology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).
To determine the extent of cancer in the body after a diagnosis, additional diagnostic testing can help to optimize treatment recommendations and more accurately predict prognosis.
Once we have completed staging, our team of specialists will determine the most appropriate treatment options.
Cancer can be treated with several different therapies or treatment combinations, including surgery, chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies or palliative care when appropriate.