Veterinary Oncology (Pet Cancer)
The veterinary oncology department at Atlantic Coast New York Veterinary Specialists uses cutting-edge diagnostics and treatments to provide pets with cancer the best possible care.
Treating Pets with Cancer
Cancer is a disease that can affect both humans and animals - even the healthiest ones.The good news is that at Atlantic Coast New York Veterinary Specialists, we can treat many types of cancer with a number of advanced methods.
Our veterinary oncology specialists use cutting-edge diagnostics and treatments to offer Long Island pets with cancer the best possible care while prioritizing good quality of life.
That's why we offer a number of cancer treatments, including radiation therapy, surgery, and chemotherapy. We also use novel cancer treatments, including molecular targeted drugs, metronomic therapy and melanoma vaccine.
Board-Certified Veterinary Oncologist
Our Long Island specialists in pet (oncology) have specialized training to care for pets with cancer. Dr. Josephine McKnight brings a wealth of experience in medical oncology to her role, has dedicated her career to fighting cancer in pets, and has published research in the areas of mast cell tumor treatment, malignant melanoma and more.
Common Types of Cancer in Cats & Dogs
If your vet suspects or discovers that your pet has cancer, you may be referred to the oncology team at Atlantic Coast New York Veterinary Specialists. We typically treat these types of cancer:
(blood-based) neoplasms – lymphoma, leukemia, multiple myeloma
- Mast cell tumor
- Soft tissue sarcoma
- Anal sac adenocarcinoma
- Malignant melanoma
- Histiocytic sarcoma
- Transitional cell carcinoma of the urinary tract
- Lung tumors