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South Carolina hospital partners with PetCure Oncology

SCVS becomes the eighth provider of PetCure’s stereotactic radiation therapy.

South Carolina hospital partners with PetCure Oncology

PetCure Oncology, which provides stereotactic radiation therapy at partner veterinary hospitals across the United States, has opened an eighth location.

The new host is South Carolina Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care in Columbia.

Stereotactic radiosurgery, often used in human medicine, is designed to precisely deliver high doses of radiation to a tumor or localized cancer in one to three sessions. The cost to the pet owner typically ranges from $1,800 to $10,000, according to PetCure Oncology.

“This advancement allows us to treat cancers once considered inoperable or untreatable, and to do so with such precision is easier on the pets and offers greater improvement in their quality of life,” said Sara Fritz, DVM, a medical oncologist at SCVS.

PetCure Oncology’s chief medical officer, Neal Mauldin, DVM, DACVIM, DACVR, generates a patient’s treatment plan in consultation with onsite veterinarians. A radiation therapist using Varian Medical Systems’ Halcyon radiosurgery system delivers the treatment.

The seven other PetCure Oncology sites are at:

  • Arizona Veterinary Oncology in suburban Phoenix.
  • Care Center in Cincinnati, Ohio.
  • Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists in suburban Milwaukee.
  • Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center in Pennsylvania.
  • SAGE Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care in the San Francisco Bay area.
  • Southeast Veterinary Oncology and Internal Medicine in Jacksonville, Florida.
  • Veterinary Radiosurgery and Imaging Center in Clifton, New Jersey.

PetCure Oncology has treated more than 1,200 animals since May 2015, the Chicago company reported.