Oncology Services

As in people, cancer is a frequent disease in our beloved pets. It is estimated that 1 in 4 dogs and 1 in 6 cats will develop cancer in their lives and almost 50% of dogs over the age of 10 years will die of cancer-related problems. The types of cancer that affect dogs and cats are very similar to their human counterparts. However, despite its bad reputation, cancer remains a chronic disease like any other, with many effective treatment options.

At Tufts VETS we offer comprehensive diagnostic tests for our patients: bloodwork, cytology, biopsy, flow cytometry, radiographs, ultrasound and CT-Scan, among others. Our state-of-the-art facility allows a multimodal treatment approach that can include surgery, chemotherapy, and immunotherapy. Each patient receives a tailored treatment plan that matches their disease and family’s expectations.

Most importantly, it is our priority to maintain a good quality of life for our patients. Approximately two-thirds of dogs do not develop any significant side effects from chemotherapy and only 5% require hospitalization.

Our Services

Diagnostic Procedures

  • Bloodwork and urinalysis
  • Fine-needle aspiration
  • Biopsy
  • Flow cytometry
  • PARR
  • Radiographs
  • Ultrasound
  • CT-Scan


  • Surgery
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Radiation therapy: referral to Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University (Grafton)
  • Palliative care

Oncology Services at Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment & Specialties
  • Referring Veterinarians
  • Tufts VETS offers many specialty services as an extension of the primary care veterinarian, and we recognize the important role we play in helping you provide optimum medical care for your clients and patients.
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  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Tufts VETS offers emergency and critical care services and surgeries around the clock for pets requiring immediate surgical intervention.
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