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Compassionate Cancer Care

Oncology Examination at Hope Veterinary Clinic

Few words are as frightening as “cancer.“ If your cat or dog has received a cancer diagnosis, you are probably overwhelmed with heartache and questions about what comes next. Dr. Stephen Newton and Dr. Rachel Proffitt are caring, experienced veterinarians with a special place in their hearts for cancer patients. They can answer all of your questions and review your pet’s treatment options with you.

Drs. Newton and Proffitt specialize in treating lymphomas and are experienced in the surgical removal of tumors and the administration of chemotherapy and other protocols. We believe very strongly that any course of treatment should take into consideration your pet’s quality of life. We want your pet to be able to play, be comfortable, and fully enjoy eating their favorite treats. Cancer doesn’t have to define your pet or drastically alter their enjoyment of life.

Early warning signs of cancer are sometimes vague and can correspond to other conditions, so a prompt, accurate diagnosis is critical. Please call us if you spot any of the following symptoms:

  • Abnormal swelling or a lump that changes in shape or size
  • A sore that won’t heal
  • Weight loss/loss of appetite
  • Ravenous hunger
  • Unexplained bleeding or discharge from any part of the body
  • Unusual odor
  • Difficulty eating, swallowing, breathing, urinating, or defecating
  • Loss of energy
  • Coughing
  • Chronic lameness or stiffness

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