on·col·o·gy

— noun1. the branch of medicine dealing with the physical, chemical, and biological properties of tumors, including study of their development, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.
2. the study of cancer.


A veterinary oncologist is a specialist in internal veterinary medicine who has completed additional training in diagnosing and treating cancer.

Dog Lymphoma TreatmentIf you are facing a diagnosis of cancer in your companion animal, a veterinary oncologist and your regular veterinarian can work together to find the best dog lymphoma treatment plan for your pet.

A treatment plan may include:

  • New treatments available though clinical trials
  • Immunotherapy
  • Surgery
  • Radiation
  • Chemotherapy

Help finding a specialist in your area is available.

Search the comprehensive directory of veterinary oncologists available through the

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.