At Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (VMSG) in Ventura, our board-certified veterinary oncologist uses cutting-edge diagnostics and treatments to provide pets with cancer the best possible care.
Cancer is a disease that affects both humans and animals, and it can affect even the healthiest ones. The good news is that it can be treated with a number of advanced methods.
At Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (VMSG), our Ventura veterinary oncologist is committed to providing care and treatment of pets with cancer, and support for the individuals and families that love them. Working closely with other specialists and your primary care veterinarian, we'll ensure your pet receives the best possible care.
After reviewing your pet’s medical history and diagnosis we will sit down with you and your pet to discuss the disease, staging (additional diagnostics), treatment options and prognosis.
A board-certified veterinary oncologist has completed extensive training after veterinary school that focuses on oncology (how cancer develops and how to treat it). This training includes an internship and specialized residency, comprehensive exams, and publication requirements to become board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).
After a diagnosis of cancer, additional diagnostic testing can help to determine the extent of cancer in the body, which allows us to optimize treatment options and better predict prognosis.
At Veterinary Medical and Surgical Group (VMSG), we offer in-house, state-of-the-art MRI services for the most accurate diagnosis and treatment possible.
When staging is complete our team of specialists will discuss all the appropriate treatment options. Cancer can be treated by several different therapies or combination of treatments including surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapies or palliative care when appropriate.