The goal of IndyVet Oncology is to help families navigate a diagnosis of cancer and to recommend and administer therapy that provides excellent quality of life.
Patient Centered Care: Your pet’s quality of life is the most important factor in choosing the best course of treatment. The IndyVet oncology staff helps guide families through each step of the journey, from diagnosis through treatment. Therapeutic options and expected responses are considered in the formulation of the best individualized treatment plan.
Patients remaining comfortable, retaining a normal lifestyle, and being pain-free during treatment are priorities for the IndyVet oncology department. Our team provides innovative and progressive care to cancer patients and provides compassionate hospice and end-of-life care, when needed.
The purpose of IndyVet’s patient-centered care is to improve the quality of life of each patient, preserving the special bond between pets and their owners. This objective is best accomplished through a close partnership between IndyVet’s oncology team, the referring veterinarian, and the pet’s family. This close collaboration enables the best outcomes, and the IndyVet team is here 24/7/365 to help achieve them.
Oncology Therapy Philosophy
While few cancers are completely cured, many can be pushed into remission for various lengths of time. Success in veterinary oncology is measured in months to years, seldom in cures. Survival times of one year to a dog or cat would be similar to 5 to 7 years to a person. As we pursue cancer therapy in veterinary medicine, survival times and outcomes improve year by year.