Specialty Practices > Veterinary Cancer Group > Radiation Oncology Department
One of the only veterinary facilities in Los Angeles County
using on-site radiation therapy.
Radiation Therapy utilizes high energy photons or electrons to target cancer cells and is used in the treatment of some types of cancer. Radiation therapy treats a specific tumor location and kills rapidly growing cancer cells and can be used either by itself or in conjunction with surgery and/or chemotherapy.
Definitive Radiation Therapy is used with the goal of ridding the patient of cancer. It typically lasts three to four weeks and is often given on a Monday through Friday schedule or twice weekly schedule.
Palliative Radiation Therapy is used to treat pain and inflammation associated with tumors, and is utilized for patient comfort measures. It is a short course of therapy usually given over 3-5 days with minimal to no side effects.
Our comprehensive approach incorporates:
The only Los Angeles County veterinary facility offering on-site radiation therapy; Patients need not be transferred elsewhere for care allowing you to wait while your pet is treated
The only full-time staff Board Certified Veterinary Radiation Oncologist in Los Angeles County; On-site Monday - Friday to care for patients
The only local 6-20 MeV Linear Accelerator with electron capabilities available
CT generated computerized three dimensional (3D) radiation therapy planning
State of the art individualized radiation therapy positioning devices
Access to CyberKnife robotic radiosurgery, a non-invasive alternative to surgery for the treatment of tumors, which delivers beams of high dose radiation with extreme accuracy
Member, Veterinary Radiation Therapy Oncology Group (VRTOG)
Clinical Trials in conjunction with other Board Certified Radiation Oncologists across the United States
Experienced, compassionate, and dedicated radiation staff offering superior client relationships and support