Veterinary Medical Oncology

Animal Health Partners JEROME GAGNON

Jérôme Gagnon, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Veterinary Specialist
  • Originally from Quebec, Dr. Gagnon graduated as a DVM from the University of Montreal in 2005.
  • Completed a Medical Oncology Residency at Michigan State University
  • Practiced as a Medical Oncologist for 8 years in the United States.
  • Most recently served as an Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
  • Medical Oncology Services

    • Consultation with board certified oncologist
    • Injection, infusion and oral systemic chemotherapy
    • Metronomic chemotherapy
    • Management of chemotherapy side effects
    • Immunotherapy with melanoma vaccine
    • Advice in treatment decision making
    • Palliative care and quality of life discussion for cancer patients

    Animal Health Partners TorontoCommon reasons for consultation

    • Diagnosis and staging of oncological disease
      Treatment and prognosis discussion
      Chemotherapy treatment and side effects management
      Palliative care consultation
      Post-surgery follow-up recommendation

    Strengths of Services

    • Our team is here to provide with the support and care you and your pets need throughout the treatment plan.
    • Discussion of surgical, medical and radiation treatment options to develop a treatment plan that is designed to provide quality of life for patients and family. Referral to radiation and/or surgical oncologist can be recommended.
    • Direct collaboration with other services and the referring veterinarians to ensure best quality medicine.
    • Multiple diagnostic modalities available including ultrasound, CT, and 3T MRI, and non-invasive molecular and genetic diagnostic tests for lymphoma and canine bladder cancer.
    • We perform neoadjuvant (pre-surgical) and adjuvant (post-surgical) chemotherapy treatment for aggressive cancer.
    • We are equipped with an isolated chemotherapy treatment suite and closed system transfer devices for chemotherapy administration.
    • Bisphosphonate therapy for dogs with primary or metastatic bone cancer and hypercalcemia is readily available.
    • A 24-hour emergency service to allow continuity of care and management of possible chemotherapy complications. We perform outpatient palliative care supports for patients and family.
    • Client education, ongoing care and communication, as well as patient quality of life, are fundamental to us.