VCA rolls out 35 Pet CancerCare Centers
Hospitals in 13 states and Canada provide advanced oncology care under board-certified specialists.
VCA Animal Hospitals is shining an oncology spotlight on 35 of its more than 900 medical centers across the United States and Canada.
The VCA Pet CancerCare Centers are led by board-certified oncologists supervising multidisciplinary oncology teams, the company reported.
“Our dedicated oncologists across the network are committed to working with primary care veterinarians to make advanced cancer care accessible to pet owners, with the goal always being extended, high quality of life for our patients,” said Zack Wright, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology). Wright is director of oncology at one of the 35 hospitals, VCA Animal Diagnostic Clinic in Dallas.
Clients are open to paying for oncology services. A VCA survey found that “58% of pet owners would do everything possible to make the lives of their pets more comfortable if diagnosed with cancer” and that “67% are unaware of a specialty clinic that offers oncology services in their area.”
“Our multidisciplinary oncology teams will design individualized treatment plans for each patient using the most advanced and efficient therapies available — from chemotherapy and radiation therapy to surgery and immunotherapy,” VCA stated.
Eleven of VCA’s 26 U.S. cancer centers are in California. They also are found in Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, New Mexico, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Texas, Virginia and Wisconsin.