Helping Pets Fight Cancer

Scout's Story

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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.

Follow Scout’s treatment journey

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