The Veterinary Cancer Center (VCC) is a specialized veterinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in animals.

Why choose the VCC

The Veterinary Cancer Center (The VCC) is a specialized veterinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of cancer in animals. Our team consists of nationally and internationally recognized medical and radiation oncologists and is led by our medical director, Dr. Gerald Post, DACVIM (Oncology).

Our hospital provides patients with the most modern cancer treatments. These include medical oncology (traditional chemotherapy, targeted chemotherapy, antiangiogenic therapy, immunotherapy), radiation oncology (palliative radiation therapy, standard daily radiation therapy, intensity-modulated radiation therapy, stereotactic radiosurgery, strontium-probe therapy), and clinical trials that offer innovative and cutting-edge therapies.

By combining superior medicine with expertise and compassionate care, we help guide pet owners in making informed decisions for their pets. Our approach is to work with primary care veterinarians to form a collaborative and supportive team for the pet and other family members, and to extend the quality and length of a patient’s life. Our mission is to give hope to pet owners by pursuing better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent cancer in all animals.

One of our goals is to maintain an atmosphere where pet owners can feel relaxed, at ease, and at home. The entire VCC team understands the unique dynamic that follows a cancer diagnosis. Cancer is a complex disease by itself and it has far-reaching effects on the entire pet-lover’s family. Our receptionists, technicians, assistants, and veterinarians all have the necessary skills to care for people and pets during the diagnosis, treatment, and remission stages.

In addition to relying on our team, our waiting room is a great source of love and support, filled with other dedicated pet owners who understand the cancer journey. Many are more than happy to share their experiences and provide advice, comfort, and guidance.

Primary Care Veterinarians

We work closely with primary care veterinarians and other members of a pet’s healthcare team. To ensure the best possible care for each patient, we believe in respecting the knowledge and unique care that each member brings to the team. For this reason, we feel it is best to not instruct others on how to administer chemotherapy or on what chemotherapy to use. In turn, we do not provide any care outside of cancer treatment. We believe primary care veterinarians are the experts in overseeing a pet’s general wellness and we respect and defer to them.

Our History

The Veterinary Cancer Center is an 8,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art hospital dedicated to the treatment of cancer in animals.

When we first opened in February 2012, we were the first cancer center for animals in the state of Connecticut. Today, we are one of the largest stand-alone veterinary comparative oncology centers in the United States and the only facility in Fairfield, Rockland and Litchfield counties with a linear accelerator.

In 2016, The VCC became part of a large group of the finest hospitals across the United States called Compassion-First Pet Hospitals. This family of veterinary hospitals works in partnership to advance medicine, empower growth, and provide the very best treatments available today. Compassion-First hospitals retain their unique identities and autonomies regarding medical decisions, while benefiting from the opportunity to share knowledge and maximize resources as part of a dynamic network. We remain the premier facility that provides state-of-the art care for the treatment of cancer in pets.

Our cornerstone values are hope, compassion, innovation, and quality of life, while striving at all times to treat your pet like it was our own – with kindness, compassion, and unwavering dedication.

We continually look outside the box for solutions – for ways to better diagnose and treat cancer in pets. Leaving no stone unturned is one of the lessons we learned while treating our own pets. We do this while being extremely sensitive to concerns about quality and quantity of life.