PetCure Oncology at VRIC Applauds the Veterinary Technician Community During National Veterinary Technician Week

Oncology at Veterinary Radiosurgery & Imaging Center
recognizes the special contributions made by veterinary technicians on a
daily basis. These exceptional individuals play a significant role in
the health and well-being of pets, ensuring compassionate and attentive
care. National
Veterinary Technician Week
(October 11-17, 2015) provides the
perfect opportunity to acknowledge these everyday heroes.

The dedicated technician team at VRIC includes Susan Stroligo, CVT, BS,
Crystal Contaldi, and Austin O’Connell, BS. Together, this incredible
group has more than 30 years of experience in service to companion

Susan Stroligo puts those years of experience into perspective when
describing her role. She shared, “While it can be emotionally draining
at times, the overall experience of helping animals and their owners is
very rewarding. It’s a wonderful feeling when a patient that was treated
in our center comes back for a visit as a healthy and happy pet. When an
owner hugs me and says thank you, it makes it all worthwhile.”

Veterinary technicians, similar to nurses in human healthcare, play a
vital role in the care of patients. A career
as a veterinary technician can be extremely fulfilling and there is an
ongoing need for qualified and passionate professionals.

“Dedication, resilience, and empathy are important qualities to have,”
said Crystal Contaldi. “It’s going above and beyond to help pets and
their owners.”

VRIC, located at 1071 Paulison Avenue in Clifton, NJ, joined PetCure
Oncology’s growing network of veterinary cancer centers in September
2015. In addition to providing radiation therapy and advanced imaging
services, they were one of the first locations in the nation to offer stereotactic
radiosurgery (SRS),
designed with the intent to cure
cancer with fewer treatments and less side effects than conventional
radiation therapy.

About PetCure Oncology
Cancer accounts for nearly 50 percent
of all disease-related pet deaths and is the leading cause of death in
older dogs and cats. PetCure Oncology is revolutionizing cancer care for
pets by establishing veterinary cancer centers across the country.
Locations in Phoenix,
and Clifton,
are operational. Facilities in Wisconsin and Illinois are slated
to open in the next few months, with many more in various stages of

To learn more or obtain a referral to PetCure Oncology, visit
or call (773) 850-3400.


PetCure Oncology
JoAnn Stewart, RVT, CVPM
Chief Operating
M: 847-275-8600