Review: The Donaldson-Atwood Cancer Clinic

Cancer Websites, Pet Cancer Websites — By on March 16, 2009 at 6:36 am

The Donaldson-Atwood Cancer Clinic (DACC) is the veterinary oncology referral center of The Animal Medical Center(The AMC) in New York City. The DACC has over 4000 patient visits annually and provides a consultation service to the staff of the Bobst Hospital of The Animal Medical Center.

The staff of the DACC serves as a resource for veterinarians needing further information about the behavior of different types of tumors and their response to treatment. The DACC is staffed by veterinarians whose primary interest is the diagnosis and treatment of pets with cancer.

The Donaldson-Atwood Cancer Clinic has three major goals:
1) To provide state-of-the-art comprehensive cancer care
2) Provide excellent training for interns, residents and visiting professionals
3) Perform clinically relevant state-of-the-art cancer investigations

Staff Oncologists are veterinarians who are Board-Certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM), a specialty of oncology. After their undergraduate education, they complete four years of training to receive their Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

A one-year internship is a prerequisite to a 2-3 year residency in Oncology. Staff oncologists have also conducted a minimum of one clinical research project and published a minimum of one paper in the field of Oncology. After their course of training, these veterinarians take three days of examinations to become Board-Certified in Oncology by the ACVIM.

The quality of care provided to pets with cancer is of the highest level due to the team approach employed within the DACC and The AMC.

The DACC is committed to state-of-the-art patient care, training and research. As part of the Bobst Hospital of The Animal Medical Center, DACC patients requiring hospitalization benefit from the specialty care provided by more than 20 Board-Certified veterinarians in the various specialties of veterinary medicine and state-of-the-art equipped Intensive Care, Hemodialysis, Surgery and Radiology units.

For more information, please visit: The Donaldson-Atwood Cancer Clinic for more information.

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