Welcome to the Oncology Service at Metropolitan Animal Specialty Hospital (MASH)
MASH is proud to offer oncology services 7 days a week. MASH has Oncology as one of its specialty services headed by Dr. Pierro. Dr. Pierro and her staff are dedicated to your pet’s oncological health. We strive to provide exceptional service and individualized care for your pet.
What is a Veterinary Oncologist?
A veterinary oncologist is a specialized veterinarian that treats patients with cancer. Cancer is a major cause of death in pets and veterinary oncologists work to diagnose and treat those patients. She or he has the specific knowledge, expertise, and equipment that will aid in maximizing the quality and quantity of your pet’s life after a cancer diagnosis. If your primary care veterinarian is highly suspicious of cancer, it is a good idea to consult with a veterinary oncologist.
Why Do You Need a Pet Oncologist?
Cancer can occur in pets just like it does in humans. Pets can receive the same treatment and care as humans, through a veterinary oncologist. A veterinary oncologist can help to tailor care specifically to your pet, their condition, and their response to the treatment. Veterinary oncologists are in the best position to treat your pet because they can coordinate services with veterinary surgeons and radiation oncologists. Veterinary oncologists also can make sure your pet is getting the best and latest treatments that will help achieve the most benefit with the smallest effect on a pet’s lifestyle.