February 2014





Every pet owner needs a quarterback on the team


Have you heard the expression -"the more you learn, the more you realize how little you know"? Socrates is credited with the sentiment, if not the exact expression.

When I read a recent article in the February 1, 2014 issue of the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association about neutering, cancer and behavior problems, I immediately thought of Socrates. This is the second article linking an increased risk of cancer to neutering dog. The first article was published in the open access journal PLoS One and can be found here (http://www.plosone.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pone.0055937).

The Veterinary Cancer Centers 2nd Year Anniversary!

We are quickly approaching The VCC's second year of being open in our new building! It has been a very exciting ride, with lots of amazing advances and many opportunities still being pursued.

This time of year always brings back memories of the construction phase of the hospital, when we had to ask ourselves a lot of important questions.



Half Body Radiation - Another Weapon in the Fight Against Lymphoma in Dogs

As an oncologist, one cancer that can be the most satisfying to treat in dogs is lymphoma.  With multi-agent chemotherapy protocols over 80% of dogs with lymphoma go into a complete remission with an excellent quality of life.  Survival times typically range from twelve to eighteen months.   

Important Updates at The VCC 


Dr. Post is now available for appointments on Tuesdays at The VCC in Norwalk!  

As of February 3rd, Dr. Post and The Veterinary Cancer Center will no longer be seeing cases at Cornell University Veterinary Specialists in Stamford, but will instead be seeing cases at our Norwalk facility in order to provide the best possible care to our referring veterinarains, clients and patients


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