VCA Veterinary Referral Associates offers Radiation Oncology for pets with cancer and has the only linear accelerator in the state of Maryland. Radiation therapy, similar to surgery, provides a targeted therapy for cancer treatment. There are a variety of ways radiation can be used from potentially curative therapy to palliative or supportive care. Palliative radiation often provides pain relief in the face of tumors that are not amenable to surgery or other treatment. The radiation protocol, similar to the specific chemotherapy, is tailored to your pet’s type of cancer and their medical history.