Meredith Gauthier

DVM, Dip ACVIM
Oncology
Dr. Gauthier graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College with distinction in 2004. Following graduation, she completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at OVC.

Dr. Gauthier pursued an interest in cancer treatment and research by completing a three year residency in oncology at Tufts University. She obtained board certification with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Subspecialty of Oncology and joined our hospital in 2008.
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Oncology

THE MOST ADVANCED CANCER TREATMENT AVAILABLE.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF PETS WITH CANCER

Our Oncology Service strives to provide support, up to date treatments and information for all pet owners dealing with the diagnosis of cancer in their beloved pet. We take the time to get to know you and your pet, and we work hard to offer the best care for each individual patient.

We specialize in a wide range of cancer diagnosis and therapies, including:

  • Staging and imaging via ultrasound, radiographs, and MRI
  • Tissue biopsy
  • Fine needle aspirate with in house clinical pathology for same day results
  • Full in house laboratory services
  • Bone marrow aspirate and biopsy
  • Tailored chemotherapy protocols
  • Novel therapies
  • A guided and compassionate approach to cancer management
  • 24 hour closely monitored hospitalization, if required

 

MANY OF THESE TESTS CAN BE DONE THE SAME DAY AS YOUR INITIAL CONSULTATION

If your pet has been diagnosed with cancer, our oncologist can discuss the treatment options available to you and the possible outcomes associated with the different options. We work closely with the surgery department for cases that may benefit from surgical procedures. We also work with a variety of anticancer chemotherapeutics. These drugs are well tolerated by the majority of canine and feline patients, but cost and potential side effects can vary with the drug or protocol. Other medications may be prescribed for palliation of signs caused by the underlying cancer, such as pain or nausea. Our oncologist is also able to discuss radiation therapy if indicated in your pet’s case. Although we do not have a radiation facility on site, we work with the Ontario Veterinary College for such cases and can provide a referral if required.

Typically different options are available in the treatment of feline and canine cancer. Our oncologist will work closely with you and your referring veterinarian to provide a treatment plan that works for you and your pet.

During your appointment, our oncologist will discuss all important information and options available for your pet. We ask that you do not feed your pet prior to your first appointment as this is required for some of the tests we may need to run.

Mississauga Oakville Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital

2285 Bristol Circle

Oakville, Ontario L6H 6P8

Main: 905-829-9444

Fax: 905-829-9646

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

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