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Located in Roanoke, Virginia, the Virginia Tech Animal Cancer Care and Research Center is a comprehensive cancer care and clinical research center offering integrated services, including medical, surgical, and radiation oncology, and frontline cancer diagnostics and treatment for dogs and cats.

Dr. Joanne Tuohy treats a patient with help from a veterinary technician

◌  Cancer diagnostics and staging

◌  Chemotherapy treatment

◌  Targeted therapy and immunotherapy

◌  Surgical treatment

◌  Radiation therapy, including stereotactic radiotherapy

◌  Clinical trials

Dr. Nick Dervisis and patient

◌  The Animal Cancer Center is a center of excellence for comprehensive animal cancer care, research, and learning.

◌  Patients visit one location for a range of services, including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and advanced diagnostic imaging.

◌  The center treats all types of veterinary cancer; in addition, opportunities for dogs and cats to be enrolled in clinical research trials will be offered to pet owners.

◌  A $3.28 million linear accelerator positions the center as the region’s only radiation oncology service for pets.

◌  The center's new 16,000-square-foot, purpose-built space adheres to the highest safety standards for administering chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

◌  The center's imaging capabilities provide valuable insights to a team of veterinarians, biomedical engineers, and human medical researchers in the fight against cancerous tumors that are common to both dogs and people.

◌  Clinical services are integrated with translational research and health sciences degree programs involving the veterinary college and the Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, immersing students in a best-in-class, multidisciplinary learning environment.

Virginia Tech's Animal Cancer Care and Research Center

A state-of-the-art clinical and research facility representing hope for a brighter future in cancer care, Virginia Tech's Animal Cancer Care and Research Center is housed in the 139,000-gross-square-foot Virginia Tech Carilion Biomedical Research Addition in Roanoke, Virginia.

Demonstrating the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine's commitment to working across disciplines to achieve optimal health for people, animals, and the environment, the new center is a vital part of the Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) Health Sciences Campus, adjacent to the VTC School of Medicine.

The center, which accommodated the relocation and expansion of the oncology service from the college's Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg, capitalizes on a strikingly rare opportunity to integrate researchers investigating human and veterinary biomedical interests that seek to advance cancer treatment in pets and people alike.

Help us defeat cancer

To discuss how your gift can make an impact on the future of cancer care and research, contact Sandy Torget, assistant dean of advancement, at storget@vt.edu or 540-231-4716.

Treatment room at the Animal Cancer Care and Research Center