An impression smear made from a biopsy piece from a urethral mass in a dog. The sample contains a dense cluster of round to polygonal cells. The cells have varying amounts of pale-blue to more basophilic cytoplasm; pink inclusions are present in a few of the cells (arrow). Note the moderate anisocytosis and anisokaryosis, variable nuclear-cytoplasmic ratio, prominent nucleoli, and trinucleated cell (arrowhead).

An impression smear made from a biopsy piece from a urethral mass in a dog. The sample contains a dense cluster of round to polygonal cells. The cells have varying amounts of pale-blue to more basophilic cytoplasm; pink inclusions are present in a few of the cells (arrow). Note the moderate anisocytosis and anisokaryosis, variable nuclear-cytoplasmic ratio, prominent nucleoli, and trinucleated cell (arrowhead).

Oncology: Cancer Care and Chemotherapy
Pets are prone to as many kinds of cancer as there are body parts, just like people!

Valley Animal Hospital is equipped to offer both cancer surgery and chemotherapy to our patients. We often see pets who have lumps and bumps that their owners worry may be cancer or lymphoma. We follow a specific protocol for the diagnosis and treatment of these cancers, with referral/consultation service with an oncologist as needed. For the peace of mind of our clients we can provide assurances that most pets tolerate chemotherapy very well, with few side effects and suffering. Unlike humans, pets often do not need anti-nausea treatment. If you have questions about cancer diagnosis or treatment, please don’’t hesitate to contact us and schedule an appointment.