Thoughts On Our Amazing Staff and The Celebration of Life

I have had a very recent lesson and insight into both the human and the animal bond that our profession fosters, with an annual event that VCSS presents. At our Celebration of Life on September 25, clients and referring veterinarians (in some cases, clients are also veterinarians!) are invited to enjoy an afternoon barbeque and […]

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Massage Therapy for Cancer and Surgery Patients

by Rubi Sullivan of Heal Massage Massage is a wonderful way to keep an eye on your dog’s ever-changing body, as well as having many more physiological benefits. Our furry best friends tell us when they’re hungry or when they are ready to go play ball, but often times we miss the small changes in […]

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Moose: Superhero Cancer Fighting Canine

By Kim Freeman, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) Moose, a 12 year old border collie, was diagnosed with high grade lymphoma over 18 months ago.  His face has become a staple in our lives and his family has become part of ours as Moose has gone through chemotherapy for his cancer.  Recently, Moose faced a new life challenge. […]

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New lymphoma therapy for dogs

We are excited to be a part of a clinical trial for a new treatment option for dogs with lymphoma.  We are screening previously untreated dogs for T and B cell lymphoma.  If your dog has T cell disease, they may qualify for a clinical trial that offers free treatment, including a T cell monoclonal […]

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Dr. Freeman Comments on Compassion Fatigue in Veterinary Medicine

Contrary to what many people might think, the veterinary profession isn’t always warm and fuzzy. Like any other health-care worker, those who care for others all day may feel drained, as though their well of empathy has run dry. It’s a phenomenon known as compassion fatigue. Mindfulness has become an important tool in navigating the […]

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Metronomic Chemotherapy

Metronomic chemotherapy is a rather new way of using traditional chemotherapy drugs to slow cancer growth.  “Metronomic” refers to a low dose of continuous treatment.  Think metronome.  It is different from the traditional way of using chemotherapy which involves giving patients a high dose, or what we call a “maximum tolerated dose” (MTD) of chemotherapy. […]

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When Limb Amputation is the Best Treatment Option

By Dr. Alison Book, DACVIM Oncology The word amputation can elicit strong negative emotional responses. The first time you heard this mentioned as an option for the treatment of your dog or cat’s cancer, you may have felt shocked, scared, saddened or even angry. You may have wondered how you could possibly do that to […]

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Orthopedics at VCSS: part of our surgical services

By Dr. John Wooldridge, DACVS At Veterinary Cancer & Surgery Specialists, we offer full specialized orthopedic surgical services. This includes lameness evaluations and a variety of advanced surgical treatment options for both dogs and cats. The most common reasons we see lame dogs are for damage or tearing to the cranial cruciate ligament (the equivalent […]

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Does your dog have lymphoma?

Dr. Kim Freeman, DACVIM Oncology If your dog has lymphoma it can be overwhelming not just to face the diagnosis but to then make a decision about treatment. It can help to talk to your partner, family or friends, but sometimes you just need to listen to your inner voice. I helped write a website […]

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Why a Cancer Center?

Dr. Kim Freeman, DACVIM Oncology Where and When: It’s a new year and with the new year comes new opportunities and exciting changes. Construction on our new facility has begun! We hope that by the first of April, we will be ready to move in to our new home at 10400 SE Main St., Milwaukie, […]

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