Learn more about our Oncology Services below.
Oncology is a sub-specialty of internal medicine that is dedicated to treating patients with cancer. Studies have suggested that approximately 1 in 4 dogs and 1 in 5 cats will develop cancer within their lifetimes. Advances in diagnostic and treatment capabilities have allowed for a more individualized approach to veterinary cancer care, leading to more successful outcomes.
The oncology department at Virginia Veterinary Specialists consists of a board-certified medical oncologist (Dr. Courtney Mallett) and a team of experienced and compassionate nurses. Our goal is to lengthen and preserve quality of life for dogs and cats with cancer, and our state-of-the-art USP 800 compliant oncology suite has been optimized for the safety and comfort of our patients.
- Comprehensive consultation and examination
- Diagnostic tests for cancer staging and monitoring
- Follow-up and recheck exams
- Traditional chemotherapy
- Targeted chemotherapy
- Immunotherapy (including the ONCEPT® melanoma vaccine)
- Coordination for oncologic surgery
- Basic discussion and external referral for radiation therapy
- Management of treatment- and disease-related side effects/symptoms
- Palliative care recommendations
The oncology team is in the office Monday through Thursday from 8 am-6 pm and sees patients by appointment only. A definitive diagnosis of cancer and referral from a current, local primary care veterinarian are required. Please give us a call at (434)202-2987 if you have a question or would like to schedule an appointment. We do not offer remote cancer management or telemedicine services at this time.
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