If received in advance, the oncologist will have already reviewed the information provided by your family veterinarian. During your appointment, we will discuss your pet’s history related to their condition and otherwise, and a complete physical will be performed to assess your pet’s condition. Further testing (staging; see below) may be recommended based on the doctor’s assessment of your pet’s exam, history and previous testing. A detailed estimate of the potential treatment plan will be reviewed with you and your consent received prior to beginning any diagnostics.
Based on results of testing, your pet’s history, the typical behavior of the cancer that your pet is diagnosed with, as well as your needs and goals, we will discuss your pet’s prognosis and come up with options for a treatment plan for your pet. This may involve input from you and your family, the oncologist, your veterinarian, and other specialists.