Our Expertise

The Cancer Treatment Unit was formed in 1998 to aid in the diagnosis, care, and treatment of veterinary patients with cancer in Louisiana and the surrounding areas. The facility offers state of the art care consisting of two major service units—medical oncology (chemotherapy) and radiation oncology. Each of these units is designed to diagnose and treat veterinary cancer patients with the most advanced and cutting-edge technology available, including the only radiation unit in Louisiana. The oncology service works from a team approach, so a patient requiring chemotherapy and radiation therapy have the benefit of being evaluated by specialists in each of these fields, who then design a treatment protocol tailored to their individual needs. Additionally, we work very closely with the other services in the teaching hospital (surgery, clinical pathology, internal medicine) to provide an integrated approach to each case.