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Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Small Animal Veterinary Care
Advanced cancer care for your pet

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

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 Referral Not Required

Regular hospital hours are
Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Our emergency services are available 24 hours a day.


Health care services we offer

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

Hospital Stories | Health Topics

There was hope bringing her to WSU

Veterinary oncology team treats cat for rare cancer

Team of WSU veterinarians help black Lab defeat cancer

Complicated surgical procedure offers potential cure for dog diagnosed with cancer.

Canine Osteosarcoma

Osteosarcoma is the most common primary bone tumor in dogs.

Featured Health Topics

  • Cancer Surgery

    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,…
  • 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…
  • Lymphoma in Dogs

    Most dogs are middle-aged or older when diagnosed.
  • Mast Cell Tumors

    It is normal for your dog to get a few lumps and bumps on its body as he or she gets older.

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“This is a place of miracles.”
-Anne Hensley, veterinary hospital client

Clinical Studies

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