VCC News

Best of the Gold Coast for the Best Veterinary Hospital for 2017

We are very excited to announce that Fairfield County has voted and for the fifth years in a row The Veterinary Cancer Center was selected as the best veterinary hospital on the Gold Coast! Thank you to all that took the time to show their appreciation for all the hard work and dedication that each staff member has shown both you and your pets. 


The Veterinary Cancer Center (VCC) (www.vcchope.com) is seeking a board-certified or residency trained medical oncologist for a Long Island Comprehensive Cancer Center as well as at location in East End Veterinary Center, NY, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital: Hillsborough, NJ, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital: Mount Laurel, NJ, VRC, PA.

 The VCC has partnered with Compassion-First Pet Hospitals to develop a veterinary cancer center modelled on The Mayo Clinic. Collaboration, patient and client focus and strong sense of community coupled with excellent whole-pet medicine are our goals. 

 The Veterinary Cancer Center was established in 1998 and moved into its current 8,000 sq. ft. home four years ago and is one of the largest stand-alone veterinary cancer centers n the US. We... Read More


Stereotactic radiation (SRT) & Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)

Stereotactic radiation (SRT) and Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT) are becoming more readily available for animals. In the past, traditional radiation therapy to treat cancer in pets would usually result in significant side effects and many owners would decide not to pursue treatment because of this. IMRT and SRT are changing the way that we are able to treat cancer in pets, and they have great potential to improve both your pet’s quality and quantity of life. The Veterinary Cancer Center is pleased to be able to offer these treatments for pets with cancer.

What is Stereotactic Radiation or Stereotactic Radiosurgery?

Stereotactic radiation, also known as stereotactic radiosurgery, involves delivering a small number of large radiation doses to the tumor, in the hope of causing maximal tumor damage while limiting the dose to the normal tissues. Usually this is done in 1 to 3 treatments over a short period of time. With stereotactic radiation... Read More


Since 2001, Animal Radio® has been America's "most-listened-to" pet show. Over a 350,000 pet-lovers tune-in weekly on 125 AM-FM radio stations and XM Satellite RadioThe two-hour celebration of our pets is hosted by veteran air-talent Hal Abrams and Judy FrancisThe Animal Radio® Family includes Veterinarian ... Read More


Dear fellow Animal Lover, Everyone who walks into this practice loves their pet, of that we are sure. Despite this, some pet parents do not have the resources to treat their beloved pets. The Veterinary Cancer Center has been a major supporter of a non-profit organization called the Riedel & Cody Fund. This 501(c)3 organization enables pets whose owners cannot afford cancer therapy to receive treatment. The Riedel and Cody Fund has already helped hundreds of pets and pet parents around the country. We at The Veterinary Cancer Center have partnered with the Riedel and Cody Fund to raise money for the local pets and pet owners who need our help. The people of Fairfield and Westchester counties are among the most generous in the world; please join us in helping our neighbors this holiday season. Our pets are part of our family and we would love for everyone who has a pet in our community to be able to do something if their pet is diagnosed with cancer. Riedel and Cody can't do... Read More


Published: August 19, 2015, 5:48 pm | Updated: August 19, 2015, 7:33 pm

NORWALK, Conn. (WTNH) — A breakthrough cancer clinical trial, a vaccine for man’s best friend, could benefit humans as well. Yale School of Medicine has teamed up with The Veterinary Cancer Center in Norwalk for a clinical trial that could potentially have a huge impact on cancer treatment for dogs as well as their owners. Valo, a friendly pit bull mix, is undergoing treatment at the cancer center and taking part in a breakthrough clinical trial. “I’m excited for him because nothing has ever been offered to any dog before, so it’s really nice to know that there’s something out there,” said Marisa... Read More


This year marked the 12th anniversary of Moffly Media’s Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut which celebrates and honors the best of everything that Fairfield County has to offer from restaurants to retailers, spas, caterers, bands and much more. The highly anticipated event to celebrate the winners for 2016 will be held Thursday, July 23, at the Hilton Stamford was presented by Stella Artois/Stella Cidre and showcased the winning products, goods and services of Moffly’s annual readers’ and editors’ survey.

We are very excited to announce that Fairfield County has voted and for the four years in a row The Veterinary Cancer Center was selected as the best veterinary hospital on the Gold Coast! Thank you to all that took the time to show their appreciation for all the hard work and dedication that each staff member has shown both you and your pets.

About the Best of the Gold Coast
Since its inception, Best of the Gold Coast Connecticut winners... Read More


Our 3rd Annual ACF Veterinary Challenge will be taking place at Chelsea Piers - CT in Stamford, CT. on Sunday, October 25, 2015.  The invitation time will be 1:30 pm for team check - in, the competition takes place from 2 - 4 pm, and the reception will be scheduled from 4 to 5 pm.  The event is great fun and I’d like to have as many of you as possible attending that day.  Please mark your calendars now!

For you who are new, the ACF Veterinary Challenge is a friendly competition for veterinary hospital teams comprised of doctors, techs and support staff.  Hospitals donate $300 to ACF for the privilege of sending 5 team members to the games.  Games are fun, friendly team building style events.  This year we will likely have trampoline dodgeball, rock wall climbing, and a variety of challenge games taking place on the basketball courts, but no necessarily basketball.  Past events have included using team skills to stack apples, untie human knots, negotiate mazes, etc. etc. etc... Read More


Comparison of a Standard Regimen (CHOP) with Three Intensive Chemotherapy Regimens for Advanced Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma:

Lymphoma is one of the most common cancers in both dogs and cats and one of the most commonly treated cancers in veterinary medicine. As a veterinary oncologist, I cannot remember a more exciting time in this field, as there are now some wonderful new therapeutic options available, including monoclonal antibody therapy for both T and B cell lymphoma in dogs.

Antibodies are proteins produced by plasma cells (mature B cells) used by the immune system to identify and neutralize foreign antigens like bacteria, viruses, parasites, and cancer cells. Each antibody recognizes a specific antigen and monoclonal antibodies are identical antibodies that each recognize a single, specific antigen. The scientist who discovered monoclonal antibodies shared the Nobel Prize in Medicine in 1984, signifying... Read More


Dear Friends and Colleagues,

I hope this letter finds all of you well. I am excited to introduce our new company, Innogenics. We are a diagnostic company offering genomic based testing for companion animals. I am the Chief Medical Officer and the rest of our executive team brings the needed experience in veterinary pathology, comparative oncology, business development and marketing needed to make Innogenics successful. Our first product, available now, is our Enlight Assay ®. This test will give you the gene expression patterns of 30 canine genes that are important to all veterinarians who diagnose and treat cancer.

This information will allow you to give your clients more accurate information about diagnosis, prognosis and therapy. Gene expression and mutation analysis has become exceedingly important in human medicine, particularly in the field of oncology. Unfortunately genomic testing in companion animals has been impeded by a number of challenges. Innogenics has... Read More