PetCure Oncology, SCVSEC Brings Advanced Cancer Treatment to Pets
Columbia, SC – November 13, 2017 – PetCure Oncology at South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care (SCVSEC) is officially open and accepting patients, marking the arrival of a new, potentially life-saving cancer treatment for pets in and around South Carolina.
This advanced form of radiation therapy, or stereotactic radiation (SRS/SRT), has been a standard of care in human medicine but is now available in veterinary medicine. PetCure Oncology at SCVSEC is the eighth center in PetCure’s network and is one of less than 20 specialty centers across the country that have the technology and clinical expertise to provide SRS/SRT for pets.
“We are so excited about bringing this new technology to pets and veterinarians in South Carolina and beyond,” said Dr. Sara Fritz, SCVSEC medical oncologist. “This advancement allows us to treat cancers once considered inoperable or untreatable, and to do so with such precision is easier on the pets and offers greater improvement in their quality of life.”
PetCure Oncology is the industry leader in radiation oncology for pets and the leading provider of veterinary SRS/SRT. The PetCure at SCVSEC facility continues the strategic collaboration with Varian Medical Systems and is home to the second deployment of their latest and most innovative equipment, the Halcyon™ treatment system, which is used to deliver radiation therapy to cancer patients.
The care team is led by PetCure Oncology Chief Medical Officer Dr. Neal Mauldin, a triple-board certified specialist and a leading expert in veterinary radiation oncology, as well as Dr. Sara Fritz and Dr. Becky Brown, SCVSEC’s medical oncologists. The clinical team at SCVSEC is also supported by the PetCure Radiation Oncology Specialists (PROS) team of board-certified radiation oncologists.
“At PetCure Oncology, we’re committed to partnering with care providers that share our philosophy of providing compassionate and exceptional care to pets,” said Scott Milligan, CEO of PetCure Oncology. “That’s why we’ve partnered with SCVSEC to bring our innovative approach to cancer treatment to South Carolina.”
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 eight current locations, PetCure has treated more than 1,200 pet patients with radiation therapy since opening its first center in May of 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 center 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.
Media Contact: Jack Moore | Chief Marketing Officer | PetCure Oncology | 847.420.5594 | JMoore@PetCureOncology.com