Compassionate therapy and state-of-the-art cancer treatment
MedVet’s Radiation Oncology specialists use radiation therapy to enhance your pet’s quality of life. Radiation therapy may be the only treatment your pet needs, or it may be part of a treatment plan that includes surgery and/or chemotherapy.
As the Midwest’s only privately owned veterinary radiation oncology practice headed by a board-certified radiation oncologist, and one of the most technically advanced in the world, MedVet’s Radiation Oncology Center is renowned for delivering the most effective and personalized cancer treatments available for pets.
Our state-of-the-art medical systems and equipment include many of the same technologies used in human healthcare and include:
- Varian linear accelerator with 6MV photons and five different electron energies
- Linear accelerator vault with concrete walls up to 5-1/2-feet thick
- Isoflurane gas anesthesia equipment
- 3D radiation treatment planning system to enhance the radiation oncologist’s ability to precisely target cancer cells while protecting noncancerous tissue
- Multileaf collimator for enhanced shielding of surrounding normal tissue
MedVet radiation oncologists typically treat these common types of cancer. Please click on the links below for more information:
MedVet Radiology Oncology specialists provide two types of radiation therapy:
- Curative Radiation Therapy (RT), also known as definitive or full course RT, provides long-term tumor control. Often combined with surgery and/or chemotherapy, Curative RT usually involves your pet receiving one treatment or fraction per weekday for three to four weeks.
- Palliative Radiation Therapy (RT), also known as coarse fractionation RT, works to improve or maintain quality of life. Palliative RT typically requires one visit per week over a three- to six-week period.
Meet the Team
What to Expect
The MedVet Radiation Oncology team is committed to providing the best, most appropriate care for your pet in partnership with your family veterinarian.
- Please do not feed your pet on the day of your first appointment. Allow at least 10 hours between your pet’s last feeding and appointment, however, feel free to give your pet water and any previously prescribed medications.
- Plan to spend at least 1-1/2 hours at the first appointment.
- Bring any records or test results from your primary veterinarian, including medical history, blood work, pathology reports and medical imaging studies, such as X-rays, CT or MRI scans.
- The Radiation Oncology team will take a detailed history and make a complete examination of your pet.
- One of our radiation oncologists will discuss your pet’s condition, prognosis, treatment options and associated costs before your pet undergoes any therapy.
- You and your primary veterinarian will receive a summary detailing the clinical findings, diagnosis and treatment recommendation(s).
Frequently Asked Questions
Radiation Oncology Brochure
Cancer Center Brochure