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PetCure Oncology, SEVO-Med Bring Life-Changing Cancer Care to Local Pets

ORANGE PARK, FL – August 16, 2017PetCure Oncology at SEVO-Med is officially open and treating patients, marking the arrival of a new, potentially life-saving cancer treatment for pets in northeast Florida.

The PetCure Oncology at SEVO-Med team huddled
around their first patient, Roi. An 8-year-old labrador
retriever mix, Roi is receiving SRS for chondrosarcoma
in his leg and metastatic lesions in his lungs.

Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) has emerged as a standard of care in human oncology over the last few decades, but has only recently become available in veterinary medicine. Less than 20 specialty centers across the country possess the technology and clinical expertise to provide SRS for pets. That list now includes Southeast Veterinary Oncology and Internal Medicine (SEVO-Med), northeast Florida’s leading provider of veterinary oncology. The upgrade at SEVO-Med was made possible by a partnership with national cancer care provider PetCure Oncology, the industry leader in radiation oncology for pets and the leading provider of veterinary SRS.

PetCure Oncology at SEVO-Med is led by Dr. Tracy LaDue, a double-board certified veterinary specialist in radiation oncology and medical oncology. Well-regarded for her high level of veterinary care and compassionate support for pet families, Dr. LaDue has been a practicing radiation oncologist for nearly two decades. She has been treating Jacksonville-area pets with cancer since opening SEVO-Med in 2004.

“I’m so proud that SEVO-Med and PetCure are working together to bring this amazing cancer treatment to pets in Florida,” said Dr. LaDue. “SRS is a game-changer that will have a tangible impact on the lives of pets and their families. We will be able to treat a wider variety of tumors. We will be able to offer more encouraging prognoses. And we’ll be able to do so with fewer treatment sessions, fewer side effects, and with a greater impact on the pet’s quality of life.”

The progressive cancer care offered by PetCure Oncology at SEVO-Med is already making a difference in the lives of pets and their families across the country. PetCure Oncology centers have treated nearly 1,000 pets with cancer in just over two years of operation. Two-thirds of all PetCure clients have elected to pursue SRS as their preferred treatment option, taking advantage of its unprecedented precision. The resulting benefits include an 80-95% reduction in treatment sessions and anesthetic events, minimal side effects, and typically immediate improvement to quality of life.

SRS has also emerged as a viable treatment option for some cancers previously considered “untreatable” based on its ability to target tumors embedded in complex locations.

“PetCure Oncology is committed to providing pets with access to the same innovative cancer treatment options available in human medicine,” said Scott Milligan, CEO of PetCure Oncology. “We are also committed to collaborating with like-minded care providers that share our philosophy of exceptional care, empathetic support, and clinical research. We couldn’t ask for a better partner than SEVO-Med to help us connect with pet owners in the southeastern United States.”

About: PetCure Oncology, the leading provider of SRS for pets in terms of both treatment centers and patients treated, operates a seven-center national network supported by an elite clinical staff that includes multiple board-certified veterinary radiation oncologists. From industry-leading clinical research to unprecedented quality assurance measures rooted in human medicine, PetCure’s pioneering innovations have led to a quality of treatment and delivery that is unrivaled in veterinary oncology. To learn more, visit PetCureOncology.com or call (773) 850-3400.

About: SEVO-Med, the leading veterinary oncology provider in northeast Florida, was one of the first oncology-specific veterinary specialty practices in the country upon opening in 2004. SEVO-Med offers a full-continuum of health services ranging from oncology to internal medicine and including regular collaboration with specialists across all service areas – all in a relaxed, comforting environment designed to best suit the needs of patients and pet families alike. Visit SEVOMed.com for more information.

Published August 16, 2017 | By PetCure Oncology


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