What is the Oncology Section at SLVS?
We are a comprehensive and progressive veterinary cancer referral center specializing in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of cancer.
||What services are offered?
The Sugar Land Veterinary Oncology Section is a combination of several different departments working together under one roof to provide comprehensive care for our cancer patients. The Oncology Section is headed by Dr. Andrew Novosad. He coordinates the diagnosis and clinical staging of our cancer patients through cytology, histopathology, and diagnostic imaging (radiographs, ultrasound, CT Scan, endoscopy) to determine the extent of disease and to assist in formulating a treatment plan specifically designed for each patient. Treatment plans vary depending upon the tumor type and extent of disease, but treatment options available include surgery, chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and pain management.
My pet was recently diagnosed with cancer. Why do I need to see a board-certified veterinary oncologist?
Hearing that your beloved pet has cancer can be a devastating experience. We understand what an emotional and confusing time this can be for most pet owners. Our goal is to educate owners as to what the latest treatment options are so that an informed decision regarding treatment can be made. During the initial consultation, Dr. Novosad will review your pet's medical history and perform a thorough physical exam. Based on these findings, additional testing and treatment options will be discussed.