As a VCA Pet CancerCare Center, we provide 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.
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.
We offer the most advanced TrueBeam radiotherapy system available on the west coast for the elimination of tumors while sparing healthy, normal tissue.
We also work in cooperation with regional human radiation oncologists and radiation therapy systems offering the robotically, computer-controlled, Cyberknife® stereotactic radiosurgery.
In addition to providing 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.
In addition to being a VCA Pet CancerCare Center, we also serve as a teaching and research hospital, attracting oncologists from around the world to train and collaborate with our internationally recognized specialists. Our 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 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 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.
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.