The clinical oncology service is comprised of veterinary oncologists, residents and technicians that work together as a team. The oncology service works closely with the surgery service, which has expertise in surgical oncology, as well as with pathology, diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, and the pain clinic. Through the collaboration with these and other specialty services throughout the hospital, we are able to offer a broad range of options for owners of companion animals with cancer.
As a member of the National Cancer institute’s Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium, as well as through independent studies and collaboration with other veterinary and biomedical institutions, the oncology service is able to offer investigational therapies in addition to conventional treatment.
The oncology service boasts a 6 MV Siemens linear accelerator with 2-16 MeV electrons, a multileaf collimator, and intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) capabilities. In addition, strontium 90 plesiotherapy is offered, allowing for wide breadth of radiation therapy options. Continue reading →
The Pain Consultation and Referral Service (PCRS) at the FHSA offers a multidisciplinary approach to pain, blending the expertise of anesthesiologists, surgeons, oncologists, neurologists, and complementary medicine practitioners. This close collaboration allows us to offer treatment options that are tailored to the individual patient. They may include a blending of traditional and non-conventional new analgesic drug regimens and palliative care.
The minimally invasive surgery team at Tufts’ Foster Hospital for Small Animals includes:
John Berg, DVM
John Berg, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVS
Professor, Small Animal Surgery
Dr. Berg is board certified surgeon and a 1981 graduate of Colorado State University. He completed his internship at Cornell in 1982, and his small animal surgery residency at Colorado State in 1985. He spent a year in private practice before joining the faculty at Tufts University as a small animal soft tissue surgeon in 1987. He specializes in surgical oncology, and since 1998 has served as Continue reading →