The word cancer is as dark and empty as the disease it defines. A diagnosis of cancer often brings with it feelings of overwhelming fear, a spiraling sense of loss of control, and most devastating of all, the loss of hope. This occurs regardless of whether the patient is a human family member or a precious pet. I know, because I am a veterinary oncologist at California Veterinary Specialists Angel Care Cancer Center and am given the honor of doing everything I can to defeat cancer in my animal patients with compassionate care. Like my fellow...
Neoplasia (nee-oh-PLAY-zhuh) is the uncontrolled, abnormal growth of cells or tissues in the body, and the abnormal growth itself is called a neoplasm (nee-oh-PLAZ-m) or tumor. It can be benign (bee-NINE) or malignant. Benign neoplasms do not grow aggressively, do not invade the surrounding body tissues, and do not spread throughout the body. Malignant neoplasms, on the other hand, tend to grow rapidly, invade the tissues around them, and spread, or metastasize (me-TAS-ta-size), to other parts of the body. The word “tumor” or “mass” is often ..
There are currently very promising developments in the treatment of canine cancer that focus on the natural immune response of the body. Cancer cells secrete elements into the blood that inhibit the immune system from killing them. The LW-2 Canine Therapy focuses on removing these harmful elements without the use of drugs, chemicals, radiation, or complicated surgical procedures. This approach is also intended to limit the possibilities and side effects traditionally associated with cancer treatments.
The American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists (ACVO) and California Veterinary Specialists are teaming up for the 7th annual public service event providing free screening eye exams to Service Animals throughout the month of May 2014. Eligible service animals are invited to receive a free eye exam from our board certified ophthalmologist. Repeat clients from past events are welcome to participate. Best of all, the Service Animal’s owner/agent will incur no cost for these screening services. It is anticipated that through these efforts
MURRIETA, CALIF. — California Veterinary Specialists Angel Care Center (CVS Angel Care) was named March Business of the Month by Assemblywoman Melissa Melendez for the Center’s canine cancer clinical trials using Voyager, a new and revolutionary non-invasive anti-cancer medical device. “We are overjoyed to receive this award from Assemblywoman Melendez for our work to eliminate cancer in pets,” said Dr. Greg Ogilvie, founder of CVS Angel Care. “Voyager has the potential to save hundreds of thousands of lives and has given families of...
Recently, the Morris Animal Foundation had their annual San Diego K9 Cancer Walk and this year California Veterinary Specialists was out in full force. CVS had a booth and offered raffle prizes, a doggie cake and lots of smiles for anyone who stopped by. A big thank you goes to Leah Larscheidt, our team captain and an employee at our Carlsbad location, for organizing team Angel Care for the Cure. Leah and her faithful companion, Elvis, managed to help raise nearly $2,000 for the Morris Animal Foundation. Her team was awarded 2nd place in bot...
Come join us on Saturday, February 22, and support the San Diego K9 Cancer Walk Benefiting Morris Animal Foundation to help find a cure. California Veterinary Specialists will be there in full support of the Morris Foundation and will have a team walking as well. Our team name is Angel Care for the Cure and our Team Capitan is Leah Larscheidt. Please help support our team by joining us for the walk, donating to our team or just coming out to cheer us on. We hope to see you there!
The veterinary oncologists and nurses at California Veterinary Specialists Angel Care Cancer Centers are currently conducting cancer clinical trials in pet dogs using a new and what we believe to be revolutionary non-invasive anti-cancer medical device called Voyager. Using specific low-level radio frequency energy, it is a mobile device positioned on the skin over the tumor location. Voyager is being evaluated with the hope and belief that this therapy will be confirmed to be a safe and powerful new tool for the treatment of a wide...