Like I said before, Veterinary Oncology is a very interesting and amazing niche in veterinary medicine and Radiation Oncology is an even smaller niche that I find even more amazing. With my limited experience in the field I can say that I’ve seen some amazing and inspirational things being done. My personal philosophy is that I devote my life and time to my animals and I’m trusted in the care of your animal as a veterinary technician and want provide the best care possible. So when I see an animal that is clearly in pain or not feeling well due to a cancer, I want to see results just as you do. By working with Dr. Farrelly in the Radiation Oncology Department, I see animals that are in pain, but after a couple weeks of treating these patients, I feel like I can see the relief and see that they feel better. Sure, the side effects of radiation are there, but getting down to the root of why we’re treating, we are potentially curing and prolonging an animal’s life. We can always treat the side effects (that’s the easy part). Next month I’ll present one of these cases and show you firsthand the “awesomeness” of what we do for your pet. Until then, continue to Hope, and we’ll continue to give Hope to your pet.