Cancer Care at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals  

The Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research


Treatment Stategies

A TEAM APPROACH
Cancer specialists use a team approach to detect and treat complex cancers. Depending on your pet’s diagnosis, the cancer specialist will consult with other specialists, who may include surgeons, medical oncologists, diagnostic radiologists, radiation oncologists and other professionals who have been trained in treating cancer.

INDIVIDUALIZED TREATMENT
Whether your pet receives radiation therapy, chemotherapy, surgery or a combination of therapies, a customized treatment plan will be designed to most benefit your pet and suit your needs. Supportive care such as nutritional counseling and pain management can also be provided. Once treatment has been planned, a team of trained and certified health care professionals, including nurses, pharmacists, technologists and others assist in your pet’s care. Whatever the course of treatment, the clinicians and nursing staff consult with your primary veterinarian to monitor the treatment and overall health of your pet. Bereavement services are also available to help with your emotional needs.

General Recommendations for Cancer Screening

CANCER MANAGEMENT SERVICES

Community Practice
Well animal cancer screening programs and consultation for prevention strategies.

Diagnostic Imaging
Conventional X-rays, ultrasound, CT scans, nuclear imaging and other specialized radiological procedures for early diagnosis of cancer are available.

Medical Oncology
Chemo- and immunotherapy for pets with tumors and blood disorders, including lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma anemia and clotting problems.

Radiation Oncology
Treatment using state-of-the-art radiation equipment and advanced planning technology.

Surgical Oncology
Sophisticated procedures for surgical removal of cancer.

Affiliated Specialty Services
Additional specialists are available to provide a true multidisciplinary approach.

Bereavement and Grief Counseling:
Cornell Pet Loss Support Hotline (607) 253-3932 Tu-Th 6-9 pm EST. The hotline is staffed by veterinary student volunteers who are trained by a professional grief counselor.