Naming the type of cancer that is present in a patient usually involves taking a sample of the tumor and submitting it to a pathologist.

Once the name and grade of a cancer has been established, the next step is to determine if the disease has already spread to other regions of the body. Our radiology and ultrasound capabilities come into play when gathering this information.

Once the name, grade and stage of a cancer are known, a treatment plan can be designed, and a prognosis can be made. Cancer, though always frightening, and often challenging, does not always end with a sad outcome. Just as in human medicine, cancer survivor success stories in veterinary medicine are becoming more common.