Cornell University Hospital for Animals


Hospital Services
Companion Animal

Companion Animal
(607) 253-3060

Make an Appointment

  • The oncology service schedules appointments for new patients at 10 a.m. and 11 a.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays and 10 a.m. on Thursdays. The service schedules rechecks from 7:30 to 9 a.m. on Mondays through Thursdays.
  • Please call 607-253-3060 to make an appointment.
  • New York State Law requires a valid rabies certificate be presented upon arrival.
  • Please have your veterinarian fax, to the attention of the Oncology Service, a referral letter, histology or cytology reports, and blood and urine test results to 607-253-3788.
  • Please bring any imaging studies (radiographs, CT scans, etc.) that have been previously performed by your veterinarian. We will send the films back to your veterinarian.
  • Payment is required at the time of service. (See Financial Information)

Oncology Service

CA OncologyThe oncology service at the Cornell University Hospital for Animals offers comprehensive consultation, diagnostic services, staging and treatment plans for all cancers of companion animals.  We have three faculty members and residents-in-training who collaborate with specialists throughout Cornell to provide comprehensive care for your pet. 

We offer a wide range of advanced diagnostic techniques and provide the most comprehensive cancer treatment available. Our technicians are experienced in treating oncology patients and are trained specifically in the administration of chemotherapy and the delivery of radiation therapy. We will work with your primary care veterinarian to conduct diagnostic tests, create treatment plans and administer medical, radiation or surgical treatments tailored for your pet's condition.

Advanced techniques:

  • Technicians experienced and trained specifically in the administration of chemotherapy
  • Intravenous, intralesional and intracavitary chemotherapy administration
  • Technicians trained specifically in the administration of anesthesia
  • Ultrasound guided and manual tru-cut biopsies
  • Bone marrow aspirates
  • Melanoma vaccine administration
  • Incisional and punch biopsies
  • Long infusion chemotherapy administration (such as Cisplatin, Ifosfamide, and Cytosar)
  • Palliative care/pain management with Pamidronate and Ketamine/Lidocaine infusions, radiation therapy and oral pain medications
  • Access to multiple specialties for complete diagnostics, staging, treatment planning and monitoring including Computed Tomography, MRI, Radiology, Ultrasound, Surgery, Clinical Pathology and Histology
  • External Beam radiation therapy with a 6MV linear accelerator with 6 different electron energies ranging from 5-14 MeV
  • Strontium Radiation treatment therapy