Oncology and Chemotherapy

Hear Teddy Bear's mom discuss his last day of chemotherapy and their experience at AERC.

Coming to terms with cancer in a pet can be an exhausting task. Often, we aren’t given enough time to adjust. Sometimes, we need to make quick choices and other times, the decisions can seem like they take forever. At AERC, we understand how difficult a diagnosis of cancer can be for both you and your pet. We want to help by providing you accurate information regarding your pet’s type of cancer, and an informative prognosis along with each treatment option.

Chemotherapy in pets is often used to prolong quality of life. For this reason, a pet undergoing chemotherapy may experience a lower rate of side effects as compared to people.  Chemotherapy can be a viable option to provide extra time and help us prepare to say our goodbyes.

Our Internal Medicine Department offers cancer consultation and chemotherapy options. We encourage you to have your veterinarian arrange a consultation with Steve Shadwick, DVM, DACVIM, to evaluate your pet and the extent of the cancer, so that you can be aware of what options are available to you and your pet. Our Oncology department starts seeing patients September 2018!

To make an appointment with Internal Medicine, call (651) 501-3766, or click here.