The Pet Cancer Vet™

On "The Pet Cancer Vet" Tracie and Dr. Sue take per-arranged calls from pet owners with a dog or cat" with cancer, in order to give them and other listeners information, support and hope. Dr. Sue’s philosophy is that cancer is a treatable disease and her motto is “Live longer, live well.” Sue supports an integrative approach to radiation, chemotherapy and surgery with the addition of supplements and nutritional support.  Also known as Dr Sue Cancer Vet®, Dr. Sue is the co-author of the Second Edition of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, which is a best-selling book in small animal health for the last several years. Dr. Sue Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, book author, and is currently the head of the Oncology Department at the Animal Specialty & Emergency Center in the Hudson Valley, NY.  She is one of approximately 400 board-certified specialists in medical oncology in North America. She received her veterinary training at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her residency in medical oncology at the Animal Medical Center in NYC in 2003. She has recently won the Woof Pack Award for Exceptional Doctor Performance and the Public Relations Achievement Award in the Northeast specialty region. Hosted by Tracie Hotchner, Susan Ettinger, DVM, ACVIM (Oncology)

Hosted by Tracie Hotchner, Susan Ettinger, DVM, ACVIM (Oncology)


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Treating Hemangiosarcoma

Pet Cancer Vet (11-28-2016) #2061: Erin in Manitoba Canada is a “vet tech” whose eleven-year-old Husky, Holden, seemed “just not right” and with her professional experience and instinct she took him right to the clinic. It turned out he had hemangiosarcoma which meant removing his spleen — but it’s now six weeks out and chemo hasn’t started because he has a UTI. Dr. Sue explains that optimally such an aggressive cancer should be treated immediately once the surgical site has healed in 10-12 days. Tracie was concerned about Erin’s vet’s (poor) decision to delay chemo as s/he should have known that time is the enemy.