Oncology is the study of the development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of abnormal tissue growth, or tumors.
As our pets age, many will have abnormal growths within multiple regions of the body, including internal organs and skin. The team at Keizer Veterinary Clinic believes it is important to determine first if the growth is a malignancy or cancerous growth. There are many modalities to determine the biological character of a tumor, from minimally invasive microscopic inspection, to complete removal of a tumor and examination under a microscope.
Cancer takes on many forms, as do the forms of therapy. Treatments often involves diet changes, pharmaceutical options including chemotherapy, surgery, and hospice care.
It is our goal to educate you about all the different types of procedures available to your pet. At Keizer Veterinary Clinic, we consider you to be the ultimate caregivers, and we want you to be thoroughly involved with all aspects of your pet’s care, from diagnostic testing through the treatment options.
Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study
We are a proud supporter of the Morris Animal Foundation Golden Retriever Lifetime Study. Meet Nora! This beautiful 2 1/2 year old Golden Retriever is a participant in this study. The Golden Retriever Lifetime Study is the longest observational research study ever initiated to improve the health of dogs.The study follows 3,000 Golden Retrievers throughout their lives and very closely tracks genetics, medical history,diet, environment, etc in order to find causes of cancer and other diseases.For more information, please click on the link to the left.