FOUNTAIN VALLEY, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--VCA West Coast Specialty and Emergency Animal Hospital is celebrating the opening of their new Radiation Oncology department by inviting the public to join the “We CANcer-vive” ribbon cutting event on Saturday, February 24, 2018 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Located off the I-405 at 18300 Euclid Street in Fountain Valley, Orange County’s most technologically advanced animal medical center has been treating pets since its opening in fall 2016.
The free celebratory event will feature NFL players - including Michael Davis from the Los Angeles Chargers - for photos and signings. In addition to the ribbon cutting ceremony for the new radiation oncology department, there will be food trucks and giveaways for attendees. Corporate partners include Be The Match and Puppy Up, along with Boehringer Ingelheim, Aratana, and Diamondback Drugs who have stepped up as generous corporate sponsors to celebrate the opening of this new resource for pets in the community.
“The new Varian Trilogy Linear Accelerator with RapidArc® Technology system will provide our patients with the latest in treatment options for cancer,” said J. Michael Walters, DVM, MS, DACVECC, VCA West Coast co-medical director. “With the addition of our new radiation oncology department, VCA West Coast is one of a few in the country to offer cutting-edge stereotactic radiation therapy to treat tumors in dogs and cats.”
VCA West Coast radiation oncologist Dr. Beatrix Jenei, DVM, MS, explains, “RapidArc ® is a technology used in the Trilogy ® linear accelerator system to deliver intensity-modulated radiation therapy with speed and precision. This innovation dramatically cuts down treatment times and decreases the time a pet is under anesthesia.
VCA West Coast hospital offers specialized care, diagnostics and treatment, including internal medicine, surgery, medical oncology, surgical oncology, radiation oncology, neurology, cardiology, diagnostic imaging, critical care, and 24/7 emergency care for dogs and cats.
In addition to the Varian Trilogy Linear Accelerator with RapidArc® Technology, VCA West Coast also features the most advanced technology for the benefit of every pet’s diagnosis and treatment, including:
- 64-slice CT scanner that allows for improved image quality and speed. It’s quicker, clearer and helps veterinarians provide more precise treatments.
- 1.5 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the powerful MRI being used for veterinary patients. High-field MRI produces clearer images in less time to provide more accurate diagnosis with less need for anesthesia.
About VCA Animal Hospitals
VCA Animal Hospitals operates more than 800 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada. The hospitals are staffed by more than 4,700 fully qualified, dedicated and compassionate veterinarians to give pets the very best in medical care, of which over 525 are board-certified specialists who are experts in areas such as Oncology, Cardiology, Diagnostic Imaging, 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 information, please visit VCAhospitals.com or follow on Twitter @vcapethealth and facebook.com/VCAAnimalHospitals/.
VCA is a leading provider of pet health care services in the country delivered through more than 800 small animal veterinary hospitals in the U.S. and Canada, a preeminent nationwide clinical laboratory system that services all 50 states and Canada (Antech Diagnostics), the leading animal diagnostic imaging company in the market (Sound), and Camp Bow Wow (CBW), the nation’s Premier Doggy Day and Overnight Camp® franchise.
For more information on VCA West Coast, please visit vcawestcoast.com.