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$ 155
Mar 2008
Golden Retriever
Diagnosis and treament of seizure in dogs  more... close row
$ 62
Jan 2008
Houston, TX
Shots and claw trim for older cat  more... close row
$ 7000
Jan 2008
Overland Park KS
Chemotherapy and surgery for spleen cancer  more... close row

Description of service

My dog received chemotherapy and surgery for a particularly fast growing and spreading cancer. The treatment consisted of an intravenous treatment one week, an oral medication the next week, and nothing the third week. This went on for 4 months. This began about 2 weeks after the surgery to remove the original tumor from her spleen.

Review of Service

In spite of the horrendous expense, I can't say enough good things about this service. The doctors and technicians were kind and sympathetic and absolutely wonderful with my dog. Even though they told me at the beginning that this was not going to cure her, that it was only going to buy time, they never gave the impression that they weren't doing everything possible and a little more for my dog. The treatment caused very minor side effects, and generally the dog felt great through the whole thing. And when the dog died, after a year that she wouldn't otherwise have had, the staff sill sends me "Thinking of you and your dog" notes.


Due to the tremendous expense involved, this has to be a personal decision. I can only say that you should not rush into a decision (follow your veterinarian's advice about how much time you have to decide). This is a decision you're going to have to live with. I took the attitude that it's only money, and don't regret it now.

$ 300
Aug 2007
Fort Bragg, Ca
domestic shorthair cat
Urinary Disorder Diagnosis and Treatment for a Cat  more... close row
$ 285
Jan 2008
Greenwood, IN
Tumor removal for a cat  more... close row
$ 750
Sep 2006
Skippack, PA
Removal of one broken canine tooth  more... close row
$ 350
Aug 2007
Berkeley, CA
Shepherd mix
Growth biopsy removal, diagnosis and treatment for dog  more... close row
$ 3500
Jan 2008
Phoenix, AZ
Cancerous tumor required removing dog's tail  more... close row
$ 250
Apr 2008
lake oswego,, or
Dog tremor and blood test  more... close row
$ 275
May 2007
Bartlett, TN
Scheduled c-section for dog  more... close row