Treating Your Pet’s Cancer with Radiation Therapy
At UW Veterinary Care, you can trust that your pet will be treated with the latest radiation therapy options–because our experts are constantly developing them.
Our innovative cancer treatment approaches leverage the latest tools, such as TomoTherapy, CT-guided radiation treatments that treats the cancer while sparing healthy cells. Not only is UWVC one of just two veterinary hospitals to offer TomoTherapy as a treatment option for your pet, the University of Wisconsin is also where TomoTherapy was developed for treatment of human cancers. All radiation therapy treatments are administered with the patient under general anesthesia which is overseen by leading board-certified anesthesiologists. Radiation therapies for the treatment of cancer typically occur Monday through Friday, for a period of two to four weeks. Radiation may also be used for palliative care, to ease pain and discomfort.
UWVC’s team of radiation oncology specialists work with you to determine which therapies are best for you and your pet’s unique condition. Whether the treatment approach involves standard radiation therapies or advanced clinical trials, UWVC surrounds you with the resources you need to manage your pet’s side effects and recovery.
UWVC Radiation Oncology Team
The UWVC Radiation Oncology team is made up of board-certified specialists, residents and technicians, working together to keep your pet comfortable and healthy.
- Randi Drees, DACVR (Radiology, Radiation Oncology), Med Vet, DECVDI
- Lisa Forrest, DVM, DACVR (Radiology, Radiation Oncology)
- Margaret Henzler, MS, DABR
- Neil Christensen, BVSc
- Pamela White, DVM
- Joan Capelle, CVT
- Angie Holberg, CVT