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At Angell Animal Medical Center’s Comprehensive Oncology service, we understand that a cancer diagnosis is challenging for pet owners and family veterinarians.
However, we have temporarily suspended scheduling new patients for medical oncology consultation due to recent case volume and staffing changes.
There is currently a greater demand for our services than we can provide. Please know that we continue to strive to increase efficiency and staffing, and we hope to have increased capacity for radiation and medical oncology as soon as possible.
We ask that you refrain from bringing any newly diagnosed cancer patients through our emergency service; instead, please consider contacting one of the surrounding oncology practices in this area.
Learn more about Angell’s radiation treatment process in the video below or by visiting our Radiation Therapy page.
Oncology at Angell Animal Medical Center
Cancer can develop in our pets the same way it develops in people. Veterinary oncologists at Angell Animal Medical Center are specifically trained to provide high-quality, individualized treatments for your pet with cancer. Much like human medicine, our veterinary cancer treatments are specifically tailored to your pet, the diagnosis, their condition, and the treatment goals. While we employ the same caliber of care people receive, we are mindful of your pet’s quality of life throughout their treatments.
Our comprehensive approach toward cancer treatment means we work as a cooperative group ensuring a holistic approach to each patient. Our team consists of specialty-trained medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and a fellowship-trained surgical oncologist. Our highly skilled chemotherapy nurses safely and compassionately administer treatment in a USP800-compliant chemotherapy suite. Our radiation therapy unit houses a state-of-the-art True Beam Linear Accelerator, which allows us to apply advanced radiation planning and delivery techniques, including Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT), Stereotactic Radiation Treatment, and Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT). Certified radiation therapists coordinate treatments for our radiation patients, and our specialty-trained anesthesia nurses carefully monitor patients.
Our multidisciplinary approach to oncology patients extends to other specialty services available at Angell Animal Medical Center. Angell is a national leader in many aspects of veterinary patient care. We serve as a referral center for some of the most complex cases in nearly all areas of medicine. Our cancer care team works closely with all specialty areas in the hospital, such as Internal Medicine,Neurology,Anesthesia,Diagnostic Imaging,Pathology,Ophthalmology, and Cardiology, to provide excellent patient care.
While medical intervention is at the forefront of the oncology service, Angell Animal Medical Center also offers resources to support the emotional component of cancer care for a beloved pet. Our Veterinary Social Work service provides support and resources for navigating your pet’s diagnosis, care plan, and even end of life. This service is offered at no cost for pet owners who are pursuing care within the Angell system.
These components make up the comprehensive oncology service at Angell and empower us with the ability to provide exceptional team-based cancer care for pets.
To learn more about Angell’s treatment process. Refer to the videos highlighting the patient experience with both radiation and chemotherapy. You may also refer to our patient FAQs for answers to some more common questions.
Angell Animal Medical Center
350 S. Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02130