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Red Bank Veterinary Hospital - Tinton Falls

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Medical Oncology

At Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, we treat your pets as we would our own. We strive to provide a comprehensive approach to each patient's care. This means that the oncologist who is assigned to your pet will assess your pet's health and well-being throughout the entire course of treatment—from diagnosis through follow-up care—to ensure that all medical needs are being met, and your pet's comfort and quality of life are at the forefront of all decisions.

Cancer Options in Veterinary Oncology:

  • Electrochemotherapy - Electrochemotherapy allows for a small dose of chemotherapy to be given locally (administered into the tumor or scar) or systemically (intravenous injection) with minimal side effects. Then, electrical pulses are applied to make the cell membrane of the tumor cells more porous. This allows a larger amount of the chemotherapy drug to enter the tumor and increases the likelihood of killing the cancerous cells. Electrochemotherapy may help chemotherapy work 70 to 1000 times more effectively.

  • Palliative Care – Is the management of all your pet’s symptoms to promote quality of life, including; pain, anxiety, decreased activity, loss of appetite or upset stomach. The goal is to keep your pet comfortable so they can do more of the things they love to do with you and your family.

  • Surgery - Sometimes, part of your pet’s oncology treatment plan will involve surgery to remove as much of the cancerous tumor as possible, before or after chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Our oncology department works alongside board certified surgeons to recommend the best treatment approach and timing of surgery in hopes of providing the best outcome for our patients.

  • Medical - The Red Bank Veterinary Hospital team of veterinary medical oncologists diagnose and manage the treatment of cancer patients by providing evaluation and consultation, diagnostic and treatment planning, and a wide variety of both medical and non-medical therapies. These therapies may include surgery, radiation therapy, chemotherapy, targeted therapy, immunotherapy, nutritional assessment, and integrative therapy. The treatment plans are specific to each patient and range from definitive cancer treatment to pain relief-focused treatments. This degree of individualized, comprehensive patient care is made possible by utilizing the expertise of the wide array of specialists working alongside our medical oncologists daily.

    • Our medical oncologists are dedicated to staying current with novel therapies and the advancement of science through oncology-related research studies. Our team is part of the Animal Cancer Institute, a co-operative oncology group, and active members of the Veterinary Cancer Society, ensuring our patients benefit from cutting-edge diagnostics and treatments