William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

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Various tests in the Veterinary Oncology Laboratory at the Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH) at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine.

Oncology Services

Combining Compassion and Knowledge in Achieving Veterinary Excellence

The cancer diagnostic and treatment services available at the William R. Pritchard Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital provide comprehensive care at one of the busiest veterinary cancer treatment centers in the world. The services we provide to dogs, cats and equine patients use both traditional and innovative approaches in treatment. The tradition approach includes chemotherapy, radiation therapy, radioactive iodine therapy and surgical intervention. Our innovative approach includes interventional radiology, immunotherapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, intensity modulated radiotherapy and computerized treatment planning.

Our clinical team consists of more than 30 faculty and staff including full-time board certified veterinarians in Medical and Radiation Oncology, Surgical Oncology, Radiology, Pathology, Residents and veterinary technicians. In addition our state-of-the-art Imaging services include CT, MRI, ultrasound, nuclear medicine and PET scanning. Scientific research also contributes to our excellence in cancer treatment. Our Oncology team performs basic science and clinical research that include clinical trials designed to benefit our patients by discovering new ways to treat and diagnosis cancer. We collaborate extensively with fellow clinical researchers at UC Davis medical school and the worldwide oncology community to develop safer and more effective treatments that lead to new advancements in treatment for both veterinary and human patients. The patient's quality of life is our central focus.

Our Oncology Program is unique. Not only are part of one of the largest veterinary teaching hospitals in the world, we are part of one of the nation's premier research universities. This combines to allow us to bring the newest advances to our patients. If your pet has a complicated problem or a health crisis, we are able to provide the most comprehensive range of specialties available at one location. You can count on us to make available all the specialists of the hospital. We work very closely with other departments including clinical pathology, dentistry, dermatology, emergency/critical care, histopathology, internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology, radiology and surgery. Emergency care and critical care services are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.