Medical Oncology

Veterinary Oncologist Toronto

Oncology Department

Dr. Arata Matsuyama, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Specialist in Veterinary Medical Oncology, Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine – Oncology (DACVIM-Oncology)

Oncology Services

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

Medical Oncology 1

Common 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 Service

  • 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.
  • Discussion can be held in Japanese.
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