A cancer diagnosis for your pet is a scary and disheartening experience. However, as in human medicine, pets have oncologists on their side to provide multiple treatment options to improve their health and quality of life.
TrueCare for pets oncology department is administered by a board-certified veterinary oncology specialist. A board-certified oncology specialist has received comprehensive training in the subject of cancer along with completing a 3-year residency and passing examinations and publication requirements set forth by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM). These specialists are experts in diagnosing cancer, developing custom treatment plans, and administering care such as chemotherapy and radiation.
The goal of cancer treatments in pets is to provide the best quality of life for your loved one while minimizing pain and side effects from medication so they can enjoy the same lifestyle they did before diagnosis.
What to do if your Pet is Diagnosed with Cancer
When your primary veterinarian gives a cancer diagnosis to your furry friend our team is here for you immediately to assist in the next steps.
You will schedule a consultation with our oncologist who will perform a thorough examination of your pet, review their entire medical history, and then perform any additional diagnostic tests needed to confirm the correct diagnosis.
We will then give you a detailed explanation of the diagnosis and answer each and every question you may have, so you can feel confident you understand the cancer we are facing together as a team.
The oncologist will then develop a customized treatment plan for your pet which will work in concert with any treatments they may be receiving for other conditions. The oncologist will explain the various recommended treatment options and assist you in selecting the best course of action. Our team will work with your primary veterinarian to monitor your pet’s overall health and care, and everyone will be kept up to date at every stage of the treatment process.
Every pet and each diagnosis is unique and requires a treatment that is developed accordingly. TrueCare for pets mission is to offer creative care for each and every animal (and owner) who comes to us for help. Our oncology team is armed with multiple treatment options including:
- Palliative Care
- Surgery/Tumor Removal
A cancer diagnosis, while frightening, doesn’t have to be debilitating for you and your pet. Early detection and a creative care treatment plan will help to create a positive outcome. Whether it’s providing a cure, managing the disease, or giving palliative care and the best quality of life possible, the TrueCare for pets oncology team will be here for you as a partner and support through the entire journey.