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Cancer Treatment

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A cancer diagnosis doesn’t have to be devastating when you’ve got the right team in your corner.

Many pet parents are surprised to learn that cancer is among the most common medical conditions that can affect companion animals – particularly those who are over the age of 10. And while certain breeds may be more genetically predisposed to developing cancer, it’s a disease that can impact just about any pet at any time. The team at Victoria Road Animal Hospital is experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of a wide variety of cancers.

Some of the signs that may indicate the presence of cancer include, but are not limited to:

  • Lumps or bumps, on or beneath the skin
  • Decreased appetite
  • Sudden weight loss
  • Lethargy
  • Pain
  • Difficulty urinating or defecating
  • Coughing
  • Changes in mood or personality
  • Unusual behavior


As your four-legged family member grows older, even if there are no outward signs of a problem, it’s important that you bring them in for routine health screenings. At Victoria Road Animal Hospital, we recommend doing this every 6 – 12 months. This allows us to run detailed diagnostic tests which help us determine whether there is anything present that we should be concerned about. As with humans, the earlier we can diagnose and treat cancer in pets, the better the chances of a good prognosis.

Cancer Treatment Options

There are a number of different ways to address cancer in companion animals. The path we choose will ultimately depend on your pet’s unique situation. For example, age and current health status, as well as the type of cancer and how much it has progressed, all play a role. We will work with you to discuss your options and help you make the best decision for your family. Our primary goal will always be to help your best friend maintain the highest quality of life for as many years as possible. 

Whichever course of action you choose to take, we want you to know that we understand how difficult this time is for you and your family and that you’re not alone. At any point, should a question or concern arise for you, we encourage you to give us a call so we can talk it through. Whatever the outcome, the team at Victoria Road Animal Hospital will be there to partner with you, every step of the way.

Victoria Road Animal Hospital

222 Victoria Road South
Guelph ON N1E 5R1
Phone: 519-763-9990
Fax: 519-763-3756

Also serving Grange Hill East, ON and surrounding areas.

Working Hours

Monday – Friday: 8:00AM – 6:00PM
9:00AM – 2:00PM every other Saturday for food and medication sales (call to enquire availability)

Based on 126 reviews
My partner and I have had great experiences at Victoria Road Animal Hospital after switching from a different vet clinic that we felt didn't care as much for our kitties. At each visit that we have had at Victoria Road AH, they have gone above and beyond to make us feel like they care about our cats. Recently, one of our cats had stopped eating for multiple days. At the appointment, the Dr took the time and effort to explain our treatment options and, later, explained the results of the bloodwork that was run. They always listen to our concerns and it has never felt like the appointments are rushed, even standard appts like annual vaccines. The front end staff are also very welcoming and friendly. Thank you for all the work you do! :)
Andrea B
Andrea B
Best vetinarians ever
Robert Fagundes
Robert Fagundes
Very caring vet clinic, from the reception to the vet, everyone is so kind and really seems to care about your pets well being. Thank you for the emergency care you provided Stevie this past week.
Krista Carrigan
Krista Carrigan
Good and friendly service.
Przemysław Pawluk
Przemysław Pawluk
I feel very grateful to be a client of VRAH and would give them 6/5 starts if I could. The entire staff are absolutely phenomenal and clearly love and care for each of their patients as their own. As the guardian of a very difficult fear reactive dog, it means a lot that this team sees him for the great dog he is, despite his challenges, and they are always willing to meet him where he is at. Drs Harris, Melillo, and Buchanan have all been extremely supportive and patient with our boy, and have always gracefully allowed us to cut appointments short if he is too overwhelmed. The RVTs and vet assistant/client care staff are beyond exceptional as well, they treat even the smallest concerns with great care. The VRAH team are so communicative and ensure that you always understand what and why they recommend for your pet and always provide owners with all of the appropriate options. Normally I am not in the room for procedures, however today I was present and want to specifically express my appreciation for Dr Buchanan, RVT Emma, and Anna for their wonderfully compassionate, expert work with Whiskey today, and their thoughtful advice and help with Rye. Truly a top class hospital that I feel very safe entrusting my four-legged family member’s health with.
Lori Ogilvie
Lori Ogilvie
Dr Harris is super helpful and explains everything very well. We go for both our 17 year old dog and 4 year old dog.
Amanda Scapinello
Amanda Scapinello