The VCA Pet Cancer Alliance at VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic is on Forefront of Pet Cancer Treatment

Agnes Huff

September 26, 2017

State-of-the-art technologies and multi-disciplinary approach provides effective treatment

September 26, 2017 07:00 AM Eastern Daylight Time

DALLAS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--In a promising development for pet cancer patients, VCA’s Pet Cancer Alliance at Animal Diagnostic Clinic (ADC) now provides specialized cancer treatment for pets in a caring and healing environment. ADC’s team of board certified specialists uses a multi-disciplinary approach to diagnosis and treatment, much like in human medicine.

ADC is one of the few hospitals in the country that has access to the latest tools, including the innovative TrueBeam™ radiotherapy system, that offers a more targeted and effective approach to treating cancer with image-guided radiotherapy. Although the technology has been available in human medicine for years, VCA is committed to bringing this technology into veterinary medicine and working for future cures by participating in robust clinical trials.

“When cancer strikes a family pet, our team of veterinary specialists in radiation, surgery and medical oncology work with each patient to develop individualized treatment options that can provide the best outcomes,” said Zachary Wright, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology). “Pets now have access to the latest state-of-the-art technology that offers a range life-extending cancer treatment provided by caring and compassionate veterinary oncologists.”

VCA’s James Custis, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) explains, “The TrueBeam was engineered to deliver more powerful cancer treatments with pinpoint accuracy and precision. This technology makes it possible to deliver treatments more safely and more quickly, while monitoring and compensating for tumor motion. It opens the door to new possibilities for the treatment of all tumor types that are responsive to radiotherapy.”

For pets diagnosed with cancer, VCA’s Pet Cancer Alliance is at the forefront of diagnosis and treatment, employing optimal treatment for every type of cancer, which is a breakthrough that can help bring a wider spectrum of optimal treatment for every type of cancer.

About VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic

VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic provides veterinarians, along with their clients and pets, with the highest quality diagnostic and therapeutic care as it relates to cardiology, internal medicine, and oncology.

Located in Dallas, specialists and technicians are trained to the highest standards and the team’s thorough knowledge of the latest procedures and medicines ensures that patients receive the best care available.

At the VCA Pet Cancer Alliance at Animal Diagnostic Clinic, pets diagnosed with cancer have access to the latest tools, including the state-of-the-art TrueBeam radiation technology, and advanced life-extending cancer treatments delivered by a multi-disciplinary team of caring and compassionate veterinary oncologists. For more information, visit https://vcahospitals.com/animal-diagnostic-clinic-dallas/hospital.

About VCA

VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 750 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 500 are board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as Oncology, Cardiology, Emergency & Critical Care, and Surgery for animals. VCA Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. For more information, please visit VCAhospitals.com or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth and www.facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals/

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