PetCure Oncology Partners with Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists to Revolutionize Cancer Care for Pets in Wisconsin

innovative approach to cancer care for pets continues to
spread across the country with the announcement of a fourth location,
scheduled to open in the spring of 2016, in partnership with Lakeshore
Veterinary Specialists just north of Milwaukee in Glendale, Wisconsin.

PetCure Oncology at Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists will provide
comprehensive cancer care for pets across Wisconsin and northern
Illinois, including referral-based radiation therapy services that can
be utilized by veterinarians throughout the region. The range of
services is highlighted by an emerging new cancer care option called stereotactic
radiosurgery (SRS)
, a state-of-the-art treatment delivered
noninvasively with the intent to cure the cancer. Although SRS — an
advanced form of radiation therapy (RT) — is widely available for
treating human cancers, the veterinary field has a limited supply of
such advanced technology and services for treating the millions of pets
diagnosed with cancer each year.

“We are honored to partner with the exceptional team of experts at
PetCure Oncology and to be one of the few locations in the country
offering such progressive and life-saving technology,” said Jacob
Odders, DVM, DACVS,
a Racine, Wisconsin native, board-certified
veterinary surgeon and one of Lakeshore’s owners. “This is another step
in our commitment to provide comprehensive cancer services and peace of
mind to pet owners who will now have a world-class treatment option.”

Cancer accounts for nearly 50 percent of all disease-related pet deaths
and is the number one cause of death in older dogs and cats.
Historically, treating pets with cancer has been limited to surgery,
chemotherapy and/or conventional radiation therapy. SRS is a unique
addition to those treatment options, providing newfound hope in the
fight against cancer for a variety of reasons:

  • It is designed to cure, rather than merely ease, the symptoms
    of cancer.
  • It is a noninvasive, nonsurgical treatment.
  • It is delivered with sub-millimeter precision, maximizing damage to
    tumorous tissue while minimizing collateral damage to nearby healthy
    tissue — significantly reducing side effects.
  • The unprecedented precision enables treatment in just 1-3 sessions —
    compared with 15-21 treatment sessions and anesthetic events with
    conventional RT — leading to decreased risk while optimizing safety,
    comfort and convenience.
  • More types of cancer can be treated, including some forms previously
    considered “untreatable” based on their delicate locations within the

“Lakeshore offers the ideal environment to meet our SRS standards,” said Neal
, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine and Oncology), DACVR (RO),
PetCure Oncology’s chief medical officer and one of the country’s
leading veterinary experts in radiation oncology. “By working with these
leading veterinary specialists and their outstanding support team with
deep expertise in cancer care, surgery and neurology, among others, we
are confident that affected pets throughout the region now have a viable
opportunity for a much longer and happier life.”

PetCure Oncology’s national network of veterinary cancer care centers
that specialize in SRS also includes Arizona
Veterinary Oncology
in Gilbert, Arizona, Care
in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Veterinary
Radiosurgery and Imaging Center
in Clifton, New Jersey. Additional
centers in Illinois, California and the Northeast are set to open in
2016 with many more locations across the country in various stages of

Veterinary Specialists,
an independently owned and operated hospital
offering 24/7 emergency/critical care and specialty services by
board-certified veterinarians, has locations in Glendale, Oak Creek, and
Port Washington, Wisconsin. If your pet has been diagnosed with cancer
and you would like to evaluate all treatment options with a veterinary
oncologist, call PetCure Oncology at Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists at
(414) 540-6710.

To learn more, visit
or call PetCure Oncology at (773) 850-3400.


JoAnn Stewart, RVT, CVPM
Chief Operating Officer, PetCure Oncology
(847) 275-8600 |