Dog cancer survivor
Advanced cancer care for your pet


Radiation treatments have resumed

The Veterinary Teaching Hospital has completed the installation of its new state-of-the-art linear accelerator capable of providing advanced radiation therapy and life-saving care to animal cancer patients.

Schedule an appointment

Referral not required

Hospital hours

8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday

Our emergency services are available 24 hours a day.

Cancer is the diagnosis no one wants to hear, but there is hope. Our board-certified oncology veterinarians, veterinary residents and interns, and licensed veterinary technicians are here to support you and your pet throughout your journey.

Diagnosing and treating a pet with cancer involves a team of specialists, including oncologists, internal medicine veterinarians, clinical pathologists, surgeons, and radiologists. At WSU, veterinary students are also part of the team caring for your pet. We also work closely with clients’ referring veterinarians.

Our aim is to maintain, or for many, improve the quality of life for our patients using advanced diagnostic services, innovative treatment, and compassionate care. We will be with you every step of the way.

Common cancers we treat

In dogs

  • Lymphoma (lymphosarcoma)
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Mast cell tumor
  • Bone tumors (most commonly osteosarcoma)
  • Nasal tumors
  • Oral tumors

In cats

  • Lymphoma
  • Oral and cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Nasal tumors

Health care services we offer

Cancer survivor dog
  • Advanced cancer diagnostics and consultation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery

Hospital Stories

Health Topics

  • An overview of cancer in pets Just like humans, our pets can get cancer. It is a scary and serious diagnosis, but it does not mean your pet’s life is immediately over. WSU’s veterinary oncologists can discuss with you the treatment options available for your pet and answer any questions you may have. Cancer is caused by the uncontrolled and purposeless […]
  • Cancer surgery Can surgery cure my pet of cancer? Cancer is a scary diagnosis for any pet owner, but there are often surgical treatment options that can improve your pet’s quality of life and, in some cases, even eliminate the cancer. Is my pet a candidate for cancer surgery? Whether your pet is a candidate for surgery […]
  • Canine osteosarcoma Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone tumor in dogs.
  • Feline Lymphoma Lymphoma is one of the most chemotherapy-responsive tumors seen in veterinary medicine.
  • Radiation therapy Radiation therapy is a type of cancer treatment that uses beams of intense energy to kill cancer cells. The Washington State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital uses a linear accelerator, or LINAC, to accurately and safely direct radiation at tumors while protecting and limiting damage to surrounding healthy tissue. The teaching hospital is just one of […]

Clinical Studies

Any current clinical studies for this service will be listed below.

Give hope when you give to Cancer Care

Our new machine will provide exceptional radiation treatment to thousands of animals with accurate and safer treatment for our animal patients.

“We can actually cure patients, not just prolong their lives, but actually cure them. It is an investment in every pet that might need radiation therapy.”

—Janean Fidel, WSU veterinary oncologist

Your gift supports cancer care for all animals in our hospital.

Questions about giving? Contact Kay Glaser or 509-335-4835.