Have you found a lump or bump on your pet? Don’t ignore it! Instead, take the steps Dr. Andy Roark outlines in this episode of Cone of Shame. 1. Write down where it is located. via GIPHY 2. Measure...

I am a veterinary surgical oncologist. This is a bit of a mouthful and probably more than most people want to know when they ask what I do. Veterinarian is really the only answer that they want to hear...

I’m sitting in the oncology pod, fruitlessly attempting to cram more medical minutiae into my brain, which feels full to bursting. All of my downtime during fourth-year clinical rotations in veterinary...

Ali was a beautiful golden retriever with a large liver mass in her abdomen. She had seen both her regular veterinarian and the local specialists prior to my visit with her. Her owner wanted her to be...

  Should a veterinarian treat a patient as if the pet were her own?   Last year I was asked to do just this by clients I had just met. But making decisions as if a pet is your own is hard thing...

Photo series by: Alex Cearns @ houndstooth studio This photo series in memory of Savannah and other wonderful pets who have battled cancer and left us.   The Story of Savannah Savannah came to live...

By: Andy Roark, DVM   In veterinary medicine, we all see pets that change us in lasting ways. Dolley, a Bernese Mountain Dog, was one of those patients for me.   Dolley was a dog that could be...

  By: Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS, CVJ   Many patients never get the surgery they need because veterinarians or owners assume that a mass is cancerous. Worse: countless pets are euthanized based...

  I messed up. I missed a tumor in my own veterinary technician’s dog. How did I let this happen? How did I fail Smokey and Amanda? Smokey was my inspiration for a new cancer awareness program...