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Oncology services

Clinic hours & contact

Monday through Thursday  7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Friday  8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Department Phone Number  612-625-7229
After Hours Emergency  612-625-9711


Directions to the Small Animal Hospital


The Oncology Service offers a full range of diagnostic and therapeutic options for pets with cancer, including surgery, chemotherapy and radiation therapy. Staffed by a dedicated team of veterinarians, veterinary technicians and researchers, the oncology group offers loving care and expertise for pets with cancer.

The Oncology Service team also helps conduct advanced research in conjunction with the Animal Cancer Care and Research (ACCR) program. The ACCR program strives to advance knowledge in cancer biology, translating and then implementing that knowledge into delivery of care to reduce the incidence of cancer and improve the outcomes for animals with cancer. The ACCR program’s groundbreaking work is also used to help human cancer patients.

Clients of the Veterinary Medical Center’s Oncology Service can expect to receive an estimate of prognosis and an explanation of both curative-intent and palliative care options for their pets. Clinicians and staff will discuss potential benefits and side effects of treatment and provide an estimate of costs for proposed therapies. Additionally, the oncology group offers help dealing with difficult medical decisions and end-of-life care through Social Work Services.

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