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Philip Treuil

DVM, MS, DACVR (Radiation Oncology)
Philip Treuil Staff Photo 2021
Medical Director
Radiation Oncology
Philip Treuil Staff Photo 2021

Dr. Philip Treuil is the Medical Director and Head of the Radiation Oncology Department at VCA Capital Area Veterinary Specialists. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Secondary Science Education from the University of Oklahoma and his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Louisiana State University. Following graduation, Dr. Treuil earned a Master of Science degree in Radiation Biology and completed a residency in radiation oncology. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology, a status signifying he is a board-certified veterinary radiation oncologist.

Dr. Treuil has a particular interest in using definitive radiation therapy to obtain long-term tumor control. He is an accomplished researcher, having co-authored publications about meningiomas, vaccine-associated sarcomas, and synovial cell sarcomas in a variety of peer-reviewed veterinary journals. When he is not caring for patients and partnering with families, Dr. Treuil enjoys swimming, golfing, and spending time with his wife and daughter.

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Radiation Oncology

Our hospital offers Radiation Therapy as part of our Oncology Services. Radiation therapy is often used in combination with surgery and/or chemotherapy to provide control or death of a tumor. Radiation is best suited to tumors that have not spread to other areas of the body and it offers a potential cure for some localized tumors. Radiation can also be used to help shrink a non-resectable tumor to improve the quality of life of the pet by reducing pressure, bleeding or pain.

Radiation therapy involves the use of beams of photons, electrons, or gamma rays focused on the tumor. When the beam hits the cancer cell it destroys the ability of the cell to divide and grow. This slows the growth rate and ultimately causes death of the cancer cells and causes the tumor to shrink over time. Radiation can affect both normal cells and cancer cells, but the effect on the cancer cells is more profound and destructive. Although side effects are possible, severe toxicity in pets is rare.
Many tumors respond well to radiation therapy and include oral tumors, nasal tumors, skin tumors (including mast cell tumors) and brain tumors. Some tumors, such as lymph and bone tumors require combination therapy with chemotherapy, surgery and radiation. Ask our staff or veterinarians if you have additional questions about radiation therapy.

VCA Capital Area Veterinary Specialists

7958 Shoal Creek Blvd.

Austin, TX 78757

Main: 512-388-0944

Fax: 512-610-2084

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Fri: 7:00 am - 6:00 pm

    Sat-Sun: Closed

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