Oncology

Care and Treatment for Pets With Cancer

Can pets with cancer be treated effectively? Yes, they most certainly can.

In fact, today we have more options—and more hope—for cats and dogs diagnosed with cancer than ever before. Many pets with cancer can even be cured of their disease. Others may live  with cancer while maintaining a good, even excellent quality of life.

Where your pet is treated first can make all the difference. That’s why it’s important to know  that the Guardian Veterinary Specialists Oncology Service offers more exclusive options for  treating pets with cancer than any other resource in this region, making us the preferred choice  for veterinary cancer care.

Our board-certified veterinary oncologist has advanced clinical training in the cancer field. He’s  on the cutting edge of new treatments and is involved in clinical trials and innovative therapies  that show great promise in the fight against cancer in pets.

Read this personal message from our veterinary oncologist to pet parents

While we want to ensure that you have as much time as possible with your pet after a cancer  diagnosis, we believe your pet’s quality of life is the most important consideration in choosing a  course of treatment. During your initial consultation with our veterinary oncologist, we’ll  examine your pet, perform any appropriate diagnostic testing, and explain your pet’s treatment  options. Together, we’ll decide on the plan that makes the most sense for your pet as well as  for your family’s personal and financial situation.

The Types of Cancer We Treat

At Guardian Veterinary Specialists, we diagnose and treat a wide range of cancers—both  common and rare—in dogs and cats, including:

  • Bladder cancer
  • Brain tumors
  • Fibrosarcoma (soft-tissue cancer)
  • Gastrointestinal cancers including stomach, esophagus and colon
  • Hemangiosarcoma
  • Hepatocellular (liver) cancer
  • Leukemia
  • Lung cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Mammary cancer
  • Mast cell tumors
  • Melanoma
  • Multiple myeloma
  • Nasal tumors
  • Nerve sheath cancer
  • Oral tumors
  • Osteosarcoma (bone cancer)
  • Squamous cell (skin) cancer
  • Thyroid cancer

The Pet Cancer Care Services We Offer

At Guardian Veterinary Specialists, we not only offer today’s most current treatments for all  types of cancer but also novel treatments through the clinical trials that we participate in.

This  means we can offer a breadth and depth of veterinary cancer care that’s unrivalled in this  region. Among our offerings are: 

  • The latest, most advanced chemotherapy protocols for dogs and cats 
  • Molecular tumor profiling that enables us to tailor treatment to your pet’s genetic makeup
  • A melanoma vaccine that helps extend survival in dogs
  • Interventional targeted endoscopy for treating solid cancers of the stomach, esophagus and colon without conventional open surgery
  • Interventional treatment of bladder cancer when surgery isn’t an option 
  • Electrochemotherapy—also called electroporation—for treating certain types of cancer; this approach uses short, intense electrical pulses to open up cancer cells, allowing chemotherapy to target these cells instead of flooding the entire body with systemic  chemotherapy 
  • A clinical trial in which electrogene transfer (EGT) is used as a new tool for cancer immunotherapy in animals
  • A progressive new therapy for treating urethral/bladder cancer using a custom  electrode that inserts like a urinary catheter; we are the only facility in the world  currently offering this option 

To schedule a free initial consultation

We’re so passionate about ensuring that pets receive optimal care—and that pet parents  understand the treatment options available to them—that we offer free initial consultations. To  schedule yours, simply call (914) 704-3400