May 20, 2021
At Angell Animal Medical Center’s Oncology service, we know the diagnosis of cancer presents a challenging time for pet owners and family veterinarians. We remain committed to providing the highest level of care to our patients seeking advanced oncologic treatment. Due to recent case volume, and staffing changes we had recently paused enrollment of new medical oncology cases, and now we have made the difficult decision to pause enrolling new patients for Angell radiation oncology care as well. Unfortunately, there are currently more patients in need of radiation than our service can accommodate. Given the high demand, we have to prioritize patients who are in immediate danger of pain and suffering from their tumor.
While this will be effective immediately, the change is temporary and we hope to have increased capacity for both radiation and medical oncology cases by end of summer. Additionally, we ask that you refrain from bringing any newly diagnosed cancer patients in through the emergency room; instead, please bring them to one of the surrounding oncology practices. In order to facilitate oncology consultations for patients, we’ve compiled a list of oncologists within the New England area that offer radiation therapy and are currently accepting new patients:
- Tufts- Cummings Veterinary Medical Center, Grafton, MA 508-839-5395
- New England Veterinary Center and Cancer Care, Windsor, CT 860-688-8400
- Animal Medical Center, Manhattan, NY 212-838-8100
- Animal Specialty Center, Yonkers, NY 914-457-4000
- MedVet, Norwalk, CT 203-838-6626
Thank you for your understanding, and we will keep you informed once this pause is lifted.