Many veterinary colleges conduct clinical trials. Below is a listing of the veterinary schools in the United States.
* Auburn University
* Colorado State University
* Cornell University
* Iowa State University
* Kansas State University
* Louisiana State University
* Michigan State University
* Mississippi State University
* North Carolina State University
* Ohio State University
* Oklahoma State University
* Oregon State University
* Purdue University
* Texas A & M University
* Tufts University
* University of California – Davis
* University of Florida
* University of Georgia
* University of Illinois
* University of Minnesota
* University of Missouri – Columbia
* University of Pennsylvania
* University of Tennessee
* University of Wisconsin – Madison
* Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine
* Washington State University
* Center For Cancer Research – Comparative Oncology Program
* Veterinary Cancer Society – a searchable clinical trials database for cancer in pets.
* Care CreditCare Credit offers veterinary financing to help keep your most cherished family members in top shape. Whether you use it to cover annual expenses like preventative care check-ups or for unexpected costs like pet prescriptions and house calls, the CareCredit healthcare credit card makes it easy to give your pets the care they need, when they need it.
FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE RESOURCES
Treating cancer can be very expensive, depending on the course of treatment. Below are financial assistance resources that may be available to help.
* Brown Dog Foundation The Brown Dog Foundation provides funding to families for their pets that would likely respond to treatment, but due to unforseen circumstance, there is not enough money immediately available to make it happen.
* Canine Cancer AwarenessCanine Cancer Awareness is a tax deductible non-profit organization whose mission is to raise awareness of the prevalence of canine cancer, its effects and the available treatment options. Donations made to Canine Cancer Awareness are used for veterinary care for dogs with cancer whose families are financially unable to provide treatment.
* Fetch a CureThe Companions in Crisis fund provides financial assistance to families unable to bear the cost of the life-saving treatments for their pets that have been diagnosed with cancer.
* Paws 4 A CureThe mission of Paws 4 A Cure is to provide financial assistance to qualified families throughout the United States who cannot afford veterinary care for their beloved furry family members without our help.
* The Dog and Cat Cancer FundThe mission of the Dog and Cat Cancer Fund is to fight cancer through treatment, research and prevention. The majority of their work is helping families get treatment for their dogs and cats suffering from cancer. They offer treatment grants to help pet parents pay for their pet’s chemotherapy, radiation therapy and holistic therapy. (including alternative medicine and acupuncture)
* Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer Emma’s Foundation for Canine Cancer provides financial funding to pet owners who do not have the financial ability to pay for the canine cancer treatment of their beloved pet. Their focus is on sparing or prolonging the life of our canine friends, by assisting with financial support.
* The Magic Bullet FundThe Magic Bullet Fund provides financial assistance for people who have a dog with cancer but cannot afford treatment fees.
* The Riedel & Cody FundThe Riedel & Cody Fund (RCF)accepts applications from families who cannot afford the cost of their pet’s cancer care. Based on your resources and the projected cost of care, RCF may elect to offer you financial aid to cover a portion of your pet’s cancer treatment.
Pet owners face mounting veterinary bills, and pet insurance can provide benefits/health coverage for a monthly premium. Consumers Advocate.org provides a list of the top pet insurance providers to help you make a choice that’s right for your best friend.
FIND A VETERINARY SPECIALIST
* American College of Veterinary Medicineoffers access to the newly enhanced ACVIM Board-certified Veterinary Specialist Directory. From here you can access a comprehensive list of ACVIM Diplomates by last name, organization, a specific ACVIM specialty or by location.
* American Holistic Veterinary Medical AssociationBrowse their directory of holistic veterinarians to locate a veterinarian in your local area.
PET CANCER SUPPORT