Oncology

We know that the word ‘cancer’ is the last thing you want to hear regarding your pet, because your pet is part of your family.  It’s more than just upsetting; it can be scary as you begin making important decisions to help your pet.

We are here to help you understand your choices so that you can make the best possible decision, and at the same time we’ll work with you to keep your pet as healthy and happy as we can during cancer treatments.

Over more than 30 years at Saint Francis, we’ve helped thousands of families like yours cope with, manage and beat cancer for their pets.

Oncology services

  • Medical oncology – diagnosis and treatment planning
  • Integrative therapies – additional therapies which combine with medical and/or surgical management, including acupuncture, nutritional therapy and herbal medicine.
  • Surgical oncology – surgical removal of cancerous tumors
  • Palliative care – use of traditional and non-traditional resources to treat cancer, focusing on quality of life and symptom relief when no cure is evident

Quality of care

In more than 30 years of veterinary practice, there isn’t much we haven’t seen and successfully treated. In fact, our work handling very complicated cases across many disciplines has been featured in local, regional and national news programs over the years.

On occasion, though, in order to coordinate a superior level of care that is enhanced by the wisdom, expertise and experience of additional professionals with unique capabilities, we may refer to or work with doctors and specialists at other local hospitals on particular cases.  The goal in these instances is to bring together the very best veterinary minds in the region to care for pets in need.