Managing and Treating Animal Cancer in Virginia Beach, VA
If your pet has been diagnosed with cancer, know that they are in capable hands with Dr. Silverstone and his team. We will answer all your questions fully and use every resource we can to treat your pet’s condition and improve their prognosis.
Most outward signs that a pet is suffering from cancer are non-specific--this means they might indicate a problem unrelated to cancer. However, this uncertainty makes it all the more important for pet parents to consult with a veterinarian to find out what is really going on, and find a treatment as soon as possible.
If you notice any of the following in your pet, don’t hesitate to contact us at (757) 340-6996.
- Lack of appetite
- Weight loss
- Wounds/lesions that won’t heal
- Chronic coughing
- A hard lump under the skin
- Frequent vomiting
Offering Experienced, Innovative Cancer Care
Dr. Silverstone has an avid interest in treating pets with cancer. Early in his veterinary education, he had the privilege of training with an oncologist at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine and the University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. His training involved research projects that resulted in improvements to patient care.
As a veterinarian, he also had the honor of being a researcher at the National Cancer Institute, where his team developed a cure for a fatal inherited cancer in dogs. This research served as the proof of principle for improving treatment in children who inherit a similar cancer.
Dr. Silverstone is also one of the few vets in the world who has treated a terrapin with leukemia. To help his patient, he collaborated with several experts to create a safe, effective turtle chemotherapy treatment.
There is always hope of improvement for your pet. Dr. Silverstone will work with you and your family to find the best treatment available for your pet and keep them comfortable throughout the process.