Scout is a lucky dog. Not only is the 7-year-old golden retriever the star of WeatherTech commercials and a loved family pet — he’s a cancer survivor.
A grave prognosis from his local veterinarian brought Scout to the UW School of Veterinary Medicine in July 2019. Today, he continues to enjoy life, thanks to our specialists and support staff.
The cutting-edge treatments Scout received are the result of years of scientific inquiry involving experts from many different fields and a commitment from UW veterinarians to think in entirely new ways about how to treat cancer in dogs.
With your help, we can continue providing the best quality care to patients like Scout and making discoveries that improve the lives of animals, and sometimes people too.
Clinical studies of therapies in canine oncology patients have yielded new technologies and more effective treatments for pets and people. The UW School of Veterinary Medicine is a national leader in this area of research, known as comparative oncology.
Scientific American highlights novel therapeutic techniques developed at the UW School of Veterinary Medicine in a story about how improvements in canine cancer therapies are helping researchers solve some of the mysteries of human cancer.
Can a vaccine prevent cancer before it starts? The UW School of Veterinary Medicine is part of a study now underway to evaluate a vaccine strategy for the universal prevention of canine cancer -- a potential paradigm shift in veterinary and human medicine.
If your veterinarian has diagnosed or suspects that your pet has cancer, schedule a visit to our clinic in Madison to learn about diagnostic and treatment options.
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