What makes us so special?

It’s difficult to entertain the thought of an appointment with a healthcare professional and not consider the significance of the myriad of letters you find following the name of the person attending to your needs. We’re all familiar with MDs, DDSs, and EMTs. When you have something more than a typical case of “sniffles” you … Continue reading What makes us so special?

Can performing a biopsy cause cancer to spread?

Many times I am referred a patient where there is a strong suspicion of cancer, but a definitive diagnosis has not yet been achieved. Whether a mass was palpated externally, visualized on a radiograph, or seen arising from tissue within the mouth, concern is raised that the cause of the growth is cancer, and the … Continue reading Can performing a biopsy cause cancer to spread?

If you were diagnosed with cancer, to whom would you entrust your care?

The obvious answer is: an oncologist. Most people understand an oncologist’s expertise in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of various cancers. Regardless of the expertise of the initial physician suspecting this dreaded disease, once cancer is on the radar the average person would be referred to, and actively seek consultation with, an oncologist. Unfortunately, cancer … Continue reading If you were diagnosed with cancer, to whom would you entrust your care?

It’s heeeerrrrrrreee!

Happy New Year!  2015 is off to a great start so far! The newest edition of the textbook entitled "Clinical Veterinary Advisor for Dogs and Cats" is now available, including a chapter on rescue chemotherapy protocols for canine and feline lymphoma written by yours truly! I am so happy to be a part of this wonderful … Continue reading It’s heeeerrrrrrreee!