Letter to Pet Parents

Dear Pet Parent:

You have choices when it comes to where to seek cancer treatment for your pet. We hope that, after reading this, you’ll agree that Guardian Veterinary Specialists is the preferred choice. 

Everything we do is about helping pets. Cancer care is no exception. And our first and foremost  consideration is maintaining your pet’s quality of life during cancer treatment.

There is never one “right” course of action in treating cancer, but there will always be a right  course for your pet. Together, we’ll agree on what that course is as we weigh the risks and  benefits, costs, and the advantages and disadvantages of each option. 

While we have more treatment options than any other center in this region, including novel  approaches offered through potentially groundbreaking clinical trials, we will always  recommend what is best for your pet—even if that option is offered elsewhere. We’ll also  provide a detailed treatment plan that spells out the cost before treatment begins.

And we will always be honest with you. If we don’t believe a treatment plan offers a chance for  improved survival or even cure while maintaining your pet’s quality of life, we will not  recommend it.

We’ll also communicate with your referring veterinarian after each treatment to keep him or  her apprised of your pet’s progress.

We would be honored to care for your pet through its cancer journey. Know that we treat each  pet as if they were our own, and each pet parent the way we’d want to be treated—with  compassion, respect and candor.

Sincerely yours,

J.A. Impellizeri, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), MRCVS

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) Member, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

Director, Barrymore Center for Advanced Cancer Therapeutics

Visiting Scholar, Department of Biology, Vassar College

Our Locations

Guardian Veterinary Specialists
24/7 Emergency and Specialty Care
Guardian Veterinary Emergency Orange County
Night, Weekend & Holiday Emergency Care
Mon6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Tue6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Wed6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Thu6:00 PM. – 7:00 AM
Fri6:00 PM – Monday 7:00 AM
Sat24 hours
Sun24 hours
Holiday24 hours
Armory Dog & Cat Hospital

Routine Health Care & Emergency Services

Mon9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Tue9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Wed9:30 AM – 5:00 PM
Thu9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Fri9:30 AM – 7:00 PM
Sat9:30 AM – 5:00 PM