CVS Angel Care Cancer Center is a leader in veterinary oncology. It is one of the few comprehensive cancer centers in the world that provides compassionate care for pets and their families by combining all of our resources from various fields, including radiation, medical and surgical oncology, as well as integrative therapy, nutritional therapy, and immunotherapy.
Our world-renowned oncologists in our Angel Care Cancer Center (ACCC) have created a unique unit that uses a team approach to provide cancer care that is different than any other veterinary center in the world.
Innovative Treatment Options
Our team is at the forefront of emerging technologies and therapies in veterinary oncology, including immunotherapy, personalized cancer therapies that “target” a pet’s cancer with novel new medicines, cutting-edge cancer surgery tools such as lasers, radiofrequency drug delivery systems, and advanced radiation oncology to include technology that precisely targets cancer while sparing normal tissue. Through a partner facility, our oncologists have access to the CyberKnife® Robotic Radiosurgery System, a revolutionary non-invasive way to deliver radiation to tumors that are only available for pets in two three facilities around the world.
As a comprehensive cancer center, we not only provide state-of-the-art care in radiation, medical, surgical and immune therapeutics, we also discover, adapt, develop and improve new treatments for the future as a part of UC San Diego Moore’s Cancer.
Our one of a kind comprehensive cancer center also serves as a teaching and research hospital, attracting oncologists from around the world to train and collaborate with our internationally recognized specialists. ACCC’s leading veterinary oncologists have not only influenced the way cancer care is delivered to pets but have also contributed to new cancer therapies for human patients, such as developing novel immunotherapeutics to enhance the immune system.
While these advancements in technology have led to better and more accurate diagnosis and treatments of cancer in both people and pets, our primary focus at ACCC is the quality of life. That’s why we have created a highly collaborative environment to ensure we are doing the best we can for your pets. Thanks for letting us be part of your family.
What is a Veterinary Specialist
A primary care veterinarian treats a broad variety of animals and conditions. Veterinary specialists, however, must complete an internship, a two to four-year specialized residency, publish a paper in a peer-reviewed journal, in addition to receiving their veterinary degree. Specialists must also undergo a series of rigorous examinations based on knowledge and skill in the given specialty.
For us, compassionate care is the bedrock of what makes us unique as a team. These animals are beyond a patient that has a tumor or has cancer. They are an integral part of the family. They not only share experiences and are companions, but in many cases they literally save people’s lives.