SMALL ANIMAL VETERINARY CARE
Oncology
Advanced cancer care for your pet

Oncology

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

Schedule An Appointment

509-335-0711

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


Featured Health Topics

  • 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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • 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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-Anne Hensley, veterinary hospital client

Clinical Studies

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