We are a VCA Pet CancerCare Center offering hope, compassion, and healing.
As a VCA Pet CancerCare Center, we are part of a network of more than 30 centers across North America. This collaboration brings advanced treatment options, state-of-the-art technology, and expertise to achieve the optimal outcome for your pet. In partnership with you and your primary care veterinarian, our aim is to offer you compassionate care choices that meet your goals and ensure your pet’s best quality of life.
Our Center is comprised of four teams:
This team of board certified medical oncologists, internists, cardiologists, and technicians are some of the most experienced and highly trained in the world. They work tirelessly to provide care that is unparalleled. We lead the world in incorporating cutting-edge medical therapy designed to provide enhanced quality of life while controlling or curing cancer with anticancer drugs including molecular therapeutics plus cancer treatment employing new devices or methods to engage the body’s own cancer defense mechanisms.
Radiation Oncology/Diagnostic Imaging
Radiation treatment has proven to be a vital tool for improving the health of a number of cancer patients. This critical aspect of care is quite unique because it is performed in our own state of the art facilities in Carlsbad, California.
We offer the most advanced TrueBeam radiotherapy system available on the west coast for the elimination of tumors while sparing healthy, normal tissue.
With the TrueBeam system, treatments can be performed with ease, precision, and speed. This technology makes it possible to deliver fast, accurate image-guided treatments within just a few minutes per day.
We also work in cooperation with regional human radiation oncologists and radiation therapy centers offering the robotically, computer controlled, Cyberknife stereotactic radiosurgery.
Our center stands ready to diagnose each problem with state-of-the-art-in-house diagnostics including Computerized Tomography (CT), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), ultrasound, color flow Doppler, and digital radiology.
Cancer is the most curable of all chronic diseases and surgery is critical in helping to achieve that cure. The best chance for cure is with initial surgery. Therefore, having specially trained surgeons is vital. Each of our three hospitals features an experienced team of highly trained board certified surgeons and surgical nurses who provide kind, compassionate care for each and every surgery patient. The team approach is used to employ the most effective method for curing or controlling cancer: surgery. Indeed, using an integrated approach, we employ the very latest surgical procedures in concert with radiation and medical, surgical procedures.
Emergency and Critical Care
Cancer patients need to have someone standing by day or night, rain or shine, in case the unexpected happens. Fortunately, we have a team of the most highly trained specialists in emergency and critical care at each of our three hospitals. If the unexpected happens, we are here for you.
Past Medical Trials
California Veterinary Specialists Angel Care Cancer Center has been involved in a number of clinical trials.
For information on past studies that have since concluded please view the following archived videos.
These trials are no longer available.
What is a Veterinary Specialist
A board-certified specialist’s expertise complements the care provided by your primary care veterinarian. In addition to completing a veterinary degree (Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine, DVM), a board-certified veterinary specialist must complete an internship, a two to four-year specialized residency, and publish a paper in a peer-reviewed journal. Specialists must also undergo a series of exams based on knowledge and skill in the given specialty.
We believe that all patients can be helped, regardless of the type of cancer.