Oncology & Chemotherapy

To refer a patient for oncology, please complete our Specialty Referral Form and fax to 651-501-3763 or email to aercminnesota@gmail.com. Briana Keller, DVM, residency-trained in oncology, heads our oncology department. 

It is a difficult day when you have to inform an owner that their pet has a neoplastic condition.  The word "cancer" can have so many different connotations to our clientele, based upon their personal experience.  Even more variable is what goes through an owner’s mind when they hear the option of chemotherapy.  Our job as the medical advocate for our patients is to ensure that owners are educated on what cancer and chemotherapy mean in the realm of veterinary medicine.

Coming to terms with cancer for a pet owner can be an exhausting task.  Often they feel they don’t have enough time to adjust or make informed decisions.  When the pet is suffering, recommendations may be very clear; however, other times the amount of information to convey to the owner will be overwhelming.  At AERC, we understand how difficult a diagnosis of cancer can be for both the owner and the medical professional.  We want to help by providing oncology consultation options regarding the pet’s cancer type, extent, treatment options and prognosis. 

We know the decision to pursue cancer treatment for a beloved pet can be quite emotional and may not be for appropriate for every client or pet. It is our hope that for others, AERC’s oncology and chemotherapy services will be of benefit to our referring community, their cherished clients, and beloved pets.