SFVS’s expanded oncology services (including the addition of a veterinary CT scanner) are featured in the December issue of The Potrero View. A quick preview:
The incidence of cancer in pets is becoming more common. Just as in human medicine, preventive care, diagnostic technology and medical treatment have led to longer life spans for cats and dogs. And, like humans, when pets get older they have a higher chance of developing cancer and other illnesses. The statistics are stark: one in four dogs dies of cancer, and the disease is the number one natural cause of death in geriatric cats and dogs.
To meet the growing demand for veterinary oncology services, SFVS’ oncology group recently expanded its practice from two days a week to six. SFVS, located at the outer edges of the Mission and Potrero Hill, is San Francisco’s only multispecialty, referral-based animal hospital. SFVS staff includes the City’s only two veterinary oncologists, with another four veterinary technicians dedicated to oncology services. The facility recently installed a computed tomography (CT) scanner, the first such device in San Francisco that’s exclusively for veterinary use.
Read the entire article: State-of-the-Art Veterinary Cancer Treatment, Right in the Neighborhood