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As a comprehensive veterinary specialty hospital, we are able to offer hope and help to cancer patients. The good news is that there are many options for treating pets with cancer today, and animals typically experience far fewer side effects than humans undergoing similar treatment. Most importantly, at Lakeshore, we are here to provide you with all of the information you need to make the best decisions for your pet. We will guide you through each step of the process, from diagnostic testing, to selecting an appropriate course of treatment, even incorporating palliative care when necessary, to ensure each pet’s quality of life is supported with as much comfort and love as possible. Rest assured that your pet will receive expert care from a team led by a board-certified specialist in oncology.

Many cancer patients are treated with a combination of therapies. They may include one or more of the following:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgery
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  • Radiation therapy (available by referral)
  • Pain management
  • Nutritional support

Our comprehensive, onsite laboratory allows for rapid blood analysis to carefully monitor cancer patients undergoing chemotherapy. Each of our hospitals has a fully stocked pharmacy as well, providing you the convenience to fill any prescription at your pet’s appointment. If there is anything we can do to assist you through this process, please do not hesitate to ask.

Frequently Asked Questions

What can I expect at my pet's initial oncology consultation?

Chemotherapy

What can I expect at my pet's chemotherapy appointment?
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