PetCure Oncology at VRIC – Clifton, New Jersey
In the New York City area and northern New Jersey, PetCure Oncology manages a standalone comprehensive cancer care center that provides medical oncology and radiation oncology services in addition to CT, MRI, X-Ray and ultrasound. In addition to cancer care and advanced imaging, the Clifton location features on-site neurology and radiology services provided by third parties.
Originally created as the first veterinary-only, independent, cross-sectional imaging and radiation treatment center in the world, this long-standing cancer care center joined the PetCure Oncology network in 2015 and added medical oncology in 2021. Not only has the center treated thousands of patients, it has served as a vital educational resource for veterinarians in the application of cross-sectional imaging, including MRI and CT, and advanced radiation cancer treatment. The center pioneered treatment protocols for the application of radiation treatment and cross-sectional imaging.
Your care team
Medical Oncologist: Michelle Morges, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Dr. Morges is PetCure Oncology’s medical oncologist on staff in Clifton, NJ. She is well-trained in chemotherapy and immunotherapy and is also certified in veterinary acupuncture for pets with or without cancer. Dr. Morges works collaboratively with PetCure’s radiation oncologists as well as other remote specialists.
Dr. Morges earned her bachelor’s degree at the University of Delaware before graduating from Colorado State University’s Veterinary School in 2009. She completed a residency in medical oncology at CSU in 2014 and, while there, earned a Master’s degree. Working for years in specialty practice, Dr. Morges has developed a strong interest in patients with advanced/metastatic disease, palliative cancer care and uses a multi-modal approach in many of her cases. In her free time, Dr. Morges is an avid equestrian, enjoys yoga, traveling and spending time with her 2 dogs and 2 cats!
Radiation Oncologist: Kelsey Pohlmann, DVM, MS, DACVR (RO)
Dr. Pohlmann is one of PetCure Oncology’s remote radiation oncologists. She oversees teleconsultations and treatment planning for patients and veterinarians in and around New York City, as well as nationally for pet owners that do not reside in a region with a PetCure treatment center. Dr. Pohlmann earned her veterinary degree from the University of Georgia before completing her residency in radiation oncology at Colorado State University’s prestigious Flint Animal Cancer Center. She has been working with PetCure Oncology since 2016.
Medical Director: Renee Alsarraf, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Veterinarian: Jacklyn T. Wolfe, DVM
Director of Radiation Therapy: Shivani N., R.T. (T)
- JoAnna B., CVT
- Luz B., CVT
- Samantha C., CVT
- Jess E., CVT
Team Email (Radiation/Imaging): VRIC@PetCureOncology.com
Team Email (Medical Oncology): MedOnc@PetCureOncology.com
How to make an appointment
Simply call us at (833) PET-HERO.
We will reach out to your family veterinarian or veterinary oncologist to make all the arrangements and obtain your pet’s medical records. To get the most complete picture in advance of your visit, our team will discuss your pet’s medical history with your veterinarian before you come in for a consultation. You will also be asked to complete some forms before your visit.
On the day of your appointment, you will meet with the veterinarian or radiation therapist responsible for overseeing your pet’s care. They will examine your pet and answer any questions you have. Together, we will establish the best treatment plan possible and start your pet’s journey toward better health.
If you are coming from out of town
We want to make your visit as easy and stress-free as possible. If you would like assistance finding pet-friendly hotels and restaurants nearby, we are happy to help. If you have any other questions, simply ask one of our client service representatives.
To help make your transition to PetCure Oncology easier, we have two forms available that can be completed in advance of your visit:
If you or your veterinarian have any questions, please give us a call at (833) PET-HERO. We are happy to help.