I am often asked – “ How can you do your job? It must be really sad to take care of cancer patients?” I absolutely agree that it is sad. But it is also so much more than sad – it is also challenging to determine the best treatment for an individual pet, it is rewarding to see patients win the battle and beat their cancer, and it is promising that early diagnosis and new treatments may improve our patients’ outcomes. Although it is sad and heartbreaking to hear the diagnosis of cancer in our pets, I see it as a personal challenge to ensure a good quality of life while patients are undergoing treatment. Dr. Ratterree and I founded CancerVets because of the need for experienced, board certified oncologists in Naples and the surrounding area. We are committed to providing compassionate, comprehensive cancer care for pets in this community. Cancer bites, let’s fight back!
– Carrie Kosarek, DVM, MS, Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Board Certified in Oncology, Medical Director