Oncology

Board Certified Veterinary Oncologists are similar to their human medical counterparts in that they have completed an internship and residency (an additional 3-5 years training) after graduating from veterinary college. Commonly referred to as Oncologists these Specialists focus on diagnosing and managing cancer in pets.

Game-Changing New Cancer Treatment Now Available to Pets

Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) is a noninvasive therapy intended to improve both long-term survival and quality of life for pets with cancer.

Cancer. Just hearing the word is enough to make you cringe.

Most of us have been touched by the insidious disease in some form or fashion. Whether it has afflicted you personally or somebody you love, we hear the C-word far too often.

Fortunately, we also live in an age of amazing technology and progress. Doctors can do things today that were unheard of a decade ago. Clinical researchers are hard at work in search of a cure, determined to tip the scales in the fight against cancer. While we’re not there quite yet, advances in medicine continue to evolve at a rapid pace. A cancer diagnosis is not necessarily the death sentence it used to be. Read more about Game-Changing New Cancer Treatment Now Available to Pets

Prostate Diseases

The prostate is a gland in male animals that is located at the base of the bladder and encircles the urethra, the tube that carries urine from the bladder to the outside. The prostate produces a milky fluid, which provides an optimum environment for sperm. As an intact (not neutered) male dogs get older, the prostate can enlarge due to the presence of testosterone. This is called benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). More than 80% of male dogs over the age of 6 have evidence of benign prostatic hypertrophy. Read more about Prostate Diseases

Hemangiosarcoma

What is Hemangiosarcoma?

Hemangiosarcoma is a highly malignant cancerous tumor that originates from blood vessels often in the spleen or heart although may occur in any blood vessels in the body.  The cancer commonly spreads to other organs including liver, lungs, heart, brain, spinal cord, skin, and muscles. Read more about Hemangiosarcoma

Bladder Tumors - TCC

Introduction

Our pets’ urinary systems function much like those of humans. They consist of the kidneys, the ureters, the urinary bladder, and the urethra. The kidneys filter the blood to remove wastes from the bloodstream, and also maintain the electrolyte, or salt, balance of the body. That waste then becomes urine, and travels through the ureters to the bladder, which is able to expand thanks to the transitional cells that make up its lining and its muscular wall. When an animal urinates, the urine passes out of the body through the urethra.

The most common type of urinary bladder cancer in dogs is transitional cell carcinoma (TCC) - a tumor of the cells that line the bladder. Most tumors are classified as intermediate to high-grade infiltrative bladder tumors at the time of diagnosis.

TCC can also arise in the ureters, urethra, prostate, or vagina and can spread (metastasize) to the lungs, lymph nodes, bones, or other organs. Approximately 20% of dogs with bladder cancer have metastases at the time of diagnosis. Other less common types of tumors of the bladder cancer of the urinary tract may include leiomyosarcomas and fibrosarcomas. Read more about Bladder Tumors - TCC

Osteoarthritis

Osteoarthritis (OA), also called degenerative joint disease (DJD), is the most common form of arthritis diagnosed in small animals, and is the result of damage and erosion to the joint cartilage from excessive wear and tear caused by hard joint use. It can also be the result of a hereditary or congenital joint problem, such as hip dysplasia, that results in premature cartilage damage. Read more about Osteoarthritis

Splenic Tumors

The spleen is a tongue-shaped organ in the abdomen that filters the blood by removing old red blood cells from the bloodstream, storing iron, and removing bacterial pathogens. In addition, the spleen stores blood for emergency situations, such as a hemorrhagic shock. Read more about Splenic Tumors

Osteochondrosis

Osteochondrosis is a condition that affects the formation of cartilage, which provides a protective gliding layer on the surface of the bones in a joint. In puppies with osteochondrosis, the cartilage becomes thicker than normal and unable to receive a normal supply of nutrients from the joint fluid. This lack of critical nutrients as biomechanical stresses, cause the cartilage to become weaker and more susceptible to damage. Read more about Osteochondrosis

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