Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
A suburban Portland, Oregon, specialty hospital is expanding to accommodate a linear accelerator for cancer treatment.
VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists, which employs nearly 40 veterinarians, 20 of them board-certified, expects the Varian Trilogy radiotherapy system to become operational in late 2019. Ground was broken in mid-March on the hospital addition.
“Our team is very excited to add this advanced radiotherapy system that will provide the latest in treatment options for our cancer patients,” said Catherine McDonald, DVM, DACVIM, DACVR. “With the addition of our new radiation oncology resources, VCA Northwest is a leader among animal hospitals nationally to offer advanced stereotactic radiation therapy to treat tumors in dogs and cats.”
The Clackamas, Oregon, hospital’s oncology team includes Dr. McDonald and Matt Dowling, DVM, MS, DACVIM.
Among VCA Northwest’s other specialty departments are cardiology, dermatology, diagnostic imaging, emergency/critical care, integrative medicine, internal medicine, neurology, ophthalmology and surgery.
VCA Northwest Veterinary Specialists is part of the 900-hospital VCA Animal Hospitals network.