Tag Archives: ACVIM

How Veterinary Oncology has Changed in the Last 40 Years

The Radiation Oncology team at the Animal Medical Center with the service's new linear accelerator

November is Pet Cancer Awareness Month. To help raise awareness about veterinary oncology, I am devoting all my November blogposts to the topic. Today’s post will take a look at the incredible progress made in veterinary oncology over the last 40 years. The Origins of Veterinary Oncology When I started down the pathway to becoming


National Pet Cancer Awareness Month: Pet Cancer Treatment Options, Part II

A dog

November has been designated National Pet Cancer Awareness Month to raise awareness about the causes, prevention and treatment of dogs and cats with this terrible disease. To raise awareness of the possible treatments for pet cancer, this second part of my two-part blog on cancer treatments for pets discusses three additional treatment therapies: chemotherapy, immunotherapy


The [Veterinary] World is Flat

The title of this blog takes its name from author and New York Times columnist, Thomas Friedman’s bestselling book, The World is Flat: A Brief History of the Twenty-First Century. The book’s thesis explains globalization in the 21st century as a result of wide accessibility to personal computers and fiber optic cables which make communication


Five Medical Tests Your Cat Can’t Live Without

two kittens cuddled up in a cat bed

This blog is written in honor of our furry feline friends. Remember, June is Adopt-a-Cat Month, so visit your local animal shelter to add a feline to your family. Last week was the annual meeting of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Seattle. This meeting is a beehive of educational activity for board


Big News in Cancer Treatment for Dogs!

Just last month, veterinary oncology had a first and as a board certified veterinary oncologist, this news just made my day. Until now, all chemotherapy agents administered to dogs were human drugs adapted for use by veterinarians. In June, the Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Veterinary Medicine approved the use of Palladia® (toceranib phosphate)