Veterinary Oncologic Surgery
Surgical Cancer Treatments for Cats and Dogs
A cancer diagnosis for a pet is always frightening. However, modern veterinary medicine offers many options aimed toward achieving the best long-term outlook for cats and dogs, including surgical intervention. We work closely with our colleagues at Veterinary Cancer Group when performing surgeries and procedures for pets with cancer. Learn more below about the types of oncologic surgeries we perform and how we provide your pet the best possible care in diagnosing and treating cancer.
What is Oncologic Surgery?
Diagnosing and Treating Cancer in Animals
Oncologic surgery is routinely used in establishing a diagnosis, performing a biopsy, tumor excision, palliative indications, and debulking tumors. When used in conjunction with other cancer treatments such as chemotherapy, radiation, or immunotherapy, surgery can often make the treatment more effective. Overall, oncologic surgical intervention can improve your pet’s quality of life and comfort when used as definitive or palliative therapy.
Types of Oncologic Surgery
A Wealth of Options to Help Your Pet
- Limb Amputation
- Mammary Tumors
- Splenic Tumors
Any surgery involving cancer should be performed by a board-certified veterinary surgeon. Learn more about our team’s credentials in handling oncologic procedures with animals.
Our Pet Surgery Process
What Happens During Oncologic Surgery
Our board-certified veterinary surgeons are highly knowledgeable and skilled in various oncologic surgeries. In addition, our location within the Advanced Veterinary Specialty Group building allows us to collaborate with other board-certified specialists when needed. Together, we will work to determine the most appropriate surgical approach.