Animal Specialty Center Introduces TrueBeam™ Radiotherapy System for Pet Cancer Treatment

Ribbon cutting ceremony showcases advanced system that offers hope
and help for cancer patients

YONKERS, N.Y.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–#specialtyhospital–In a promising development for pet cancer patients in the Northeast,
Animal Specialty Center (ASC) introduced its new TrueBeam™ Radiotherapy
system to leading veterinary professionals with a formal ribbon cutting
ceremony. The ribbon cutting for the TrueBeam system was part of a
continuing education seminar that included a presentation entitled,
“Combining Surgery and Radiation” by ASC’s Kendra Hearon, DVM, DACVS,
Fellow in Surgical Oncology.

“We are very excited to introduce this new technology to veterinary
professionals because is it a real game-changer that will enable us to
treat even the most challenging cases with unprecedented speed and
pinpoint precision,” said Kari Rosen, DVM, DACVR RO at ASC. “With a
broad spectrum of new capabilities, TrueBeam breaks the mold in just
about every dimension, making it possible for us to offer faster, more
targeted treatments to tumors even as they move and change over time.”

“VCA is on the forefront of cancer treatment using the most
sophisticated technology available to fight cancer,” said Karen
Oberthaler, VMD, DACVIM Medical Oncology. “It’s vitally important for
our profession to learn about new modalities and how they can be
combined for maximum effectiveness, especially since there is very
little in veterinary literature about this, despite its increasing
frequency. This is a breakthrough that lets us bring a wider spectrum of
advanced radiotherapy treatment options to many more patients.”

More than 60 veterinarians and veterinary technicians were in attendance
for the seminar, which was followed by a lively Q&A session. Among those
participating in the ribbon cutting ceremony were Drs. Rosen, Hearon and
Oberthaler from ASC, along with 40 industry colleagues.

About Animal Specialty Center

Located in Yonkers, New York, Animal Specialty Center is a full-service
hospital staffed with leading board certified veterinary specialists,
emergency doctors and a highly skilled support staff. The center offers
24/7 emergency care; critical care; internal medicine; neurology;
medical oncology; radiation oncology; dentistry; cardiology;
rehabilitation; and surgery and acupuncture. Our facility serves pet
owners and their pets from Westchester and Rockland Counties,
Connecticut, Manhattan and the Bronx. Clients from around the world have
traveled to the hospital for consultations with highly skilled
veterinary specialists, as well as our advanced, cutting edge diagnostic
equipment and therapeutic procedures. The center provides an
unparalleled level of comprehensive, specialized care with a team
approach working closely with pet owners and family veterinarians from
diagnosis through after care.

About VCA Animal Hospitals

VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 650 small animal veterinary
hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The hospitals are staffed by more than
4,500 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give
pets the very best in medical care, of which over 500 are
board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as Oncology,
Cardiology, Emergency & Critical Care, and Surgery for animals. VCA
Animal Hospitals provides a full range of general practice services to
keep pets well and specialized treatments when pets are ill. For more
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