Putting a Team Together|
There are less than
200 veterinary oncologists in the U.S.
today, and yet too many dogs to count who are diagnosed with cancer
every day. Do not despair. Many general practice
veterinarians can provide cancer treatment. And, you can
request that this doctor consult with a certified veterinary
oncologist regarding your dog's treatment planning and
further problems that may occur during the treatment. If your veterinarian does not have an
oncology specialist with which to consult, you can contact an oncologist
at Oncura Partners
The following links
may help you to locate those qualified specialists needed
for your dog's a health care team.
Schools of Veterinary Medicine: Affiliated Teaching Hospitals
— Many wonderful researchers and specialized studies can be utilized through
The American College of Veterinary
Internal Medicine (ACVIM) Specialist Search —
This is the official
organization of the Veterinary Specialty of Oncology. You
will be able to locate all of the board certified veterinary
oncologists across the United States.
— Here you will be able to find facilities and private
radiation oncologists providing services in the United
States and Canada. You can also print out a
that lists these facilities.
Veterinary Cancer Society:
Find a Specialist —
Here you will be able
to find over 700 listings of specialists in the areas such
as: medical oncology, radiation oncology, surgical oncology,
radiobiology, clinical hematology, clinical immunology,
diagnostic and veterinary pathology.
American Holistic Veterinary Medical
Association AHVMA) Member Referral —
Here you will be able to locate veterinarians in various
states, their various areas of expertise and certifications
Veterinary Oncology Specialists
This is an organization of six closely
interacting veterinary referral practices in Houston, Texas. They provide veterinarians
the opportunity to incorporate advanced diagnostic training, sophisticated equipment, and
the expertise of veterinary specialists into their general practices. They have a
Pets with Cancer site.
California Veterinary Specialists
Angel Care Cancer Center
This is a center of hope, compassion and healing, offering
innovative treatment options for the whole patient, using a
combination of medical, surgical, radiological, nutritional,
physical and supportive options.
Special Care Foundation for Companion
Animals — This group is developing
innovative treatments for cancer and other illnesses that
improve the quality of life of both companion animals and