PetCure Oncology and South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care Will Discontinue Radiation Treatment in Columbia, SC
Chicago, IL – August 28, 2018 – PetCure Oncology and South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care (SCVSEC) will discontinue their veterinary radiation therapy program, effective September 2018. The partnership, which established the first clinic to feature stereotactic radiation (SRS/SRT) in Columbia, South Carolina, was first announced in November 2017.
“It is with a heavy heart that we will no longer be offering radiation therapy to the Midlands and surrounding communities,” comments Gretchen Sauer, Hospital Administrator of SCVSEC. “This program has been a 6-year endeavor of this hospital and it is a loss for our patients and clients as well as the community at large.”
“We are proud of our care teams and the many pets we saved during our partnership with SCVSEC,” said Scott Milligan, CEO of PetCure Oncology. “This change will allow us to focus on other opportunities nationally where we see significant potential for impact in the lives of pet parents and veterinary patients.”
During this transition, ongoing patient support for all previous PetCure Oncology patients will continue through Dr. Kelsey Pohlmann and the PetCure Oncology corporate team. SCVSEC will continue to provide follow-up appointments and provide PetCure Oncology with imaging studies and medical information to further build veterinary radiation oncology research efforts.
About PetCure Oncology
PetCure Oncology is the national leader in radiation oncology for pets and the leading provider of stereotactic radiation (SRS/SRT) for pets in terms of both treatment centers and patients treated. With seven current locations, PetCure Oncology has treated 2,000 pet patients with radiation therapy since opening its first center in May 2015. To learn more about PetCure Oncology or SRS/SRT, visit PetCureOncology.com or call (773) 850-3400.
About South Carolina Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care:
SCVSEC is a leading veterinary specialty and emergency care facility dedicated to transcending care and educating pet parents about their pet’s condition. SCVSEC has served the Columbia area for nearly 20 years and its innovative facility offers a complete, and comprehensive health care team to serve the advanced needs of pet healthcare. Visit scvsec.com or call (803) 561-0015 with your pet care concerns.
Jack Moore | Chief Marketing Officer | PetCure Oncology | 847.420.5594 | JMoore@PetCureOncology.com