PetCure Oncology Brings Cutting Edge Cancer Treatment to SCVSEC

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PetCure Oncology and SCVSEC Upgrade Radiation Oncology Center,
Among the First to Add Halcyon

Treatment Capabilities for Humans or Pets

Columbia, SC – October 3, 2017 – PetCure Oncology, the national leader in radiation oncology for pets, and SCVSEC announced a partnership that will bring potentially life-saving cancer care to pet owners in and around South Carolina. PetCure Oncology at South Carolina Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Care (SCVSEC) will open on November 6, bringing advanced radiation oncology with the ability to deliver potentially life-saving radiation therapy to pets in the Carolinas and surrounding areas.

This facility is the eighth center in PetCure’s national network and will operate in partnership with SCVSEC in Columbia. PetCure Oncology is committed to advancing the standard of cancer care for dogs, cats and other companion animals in the United States and is proud to continue the strategic collaboration with Varian Medical Systems, the world’s leading manufacturer of medical devices and software for treating and managing cancer. “Through our continued partnership with Varian, we are revolutionizing cancer care for pets,” said CEO Scott Milligan. “The South Carolina facility can now provide cancer care on par with leading oncology providers in human medicine. It’s an exciting time to be in veterinary medicine.”

The Columbia, SC facility includes the second deployment of Varian’s latest and most innovative equipment, the Halcyon™ treatment system, which is used to deliver radiation therapy to cancer patients. This will provide pet owners and veterinarians in the Carolinas access to cancer care technology at the forefront of the industry – Halcyon was just used for the first human treatment this year. It is the second Halcyon unit in veterinary medicine and among the first installed in any hospital – for humans or pets. The original unit was installed in San Jose, California at the PetCure Oncology facility at SAGE Centers for Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Care’s Campbell location. Halcyon was designed to revolutionize radiation therapy through innovation in key areas such as quality of care and operational excellence. The end result is best-in-class radiation therapy, including RapidArc® technology and on-board imaging, with unprecedented ease-of-use and operational efficiency.

About PetCure Oncology:
PetCure Oncology is the national leader in radiation oncology for pets and the leading provider of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) for pets in terms of both treatment centers and patients treated. With eight current locations, PetCure has treated more than 1,000 pet patients with radiation therapy since opening its first center in May of 2015. To learn more about PetCure Oncology or SRS, visit PetCureOncology.com or call (773) 850-3400.

About South Carolina Veterinary Specialists and Emergency Care:
Dedicated. Experienced. Detailed. Innovative & Compassionate— that’s SCVSEC. Our mission transcends care to include educating you about your pet’s condition. We simply believe there is no better approach than that of informed decisions backed by innovative technology, experience, and insight. All are essential to providing compassionate care. Maximizing your pet’s well-being is always our number one goal. Working towards this with your family veterinarian; having a complete health care team in place for your pet. With the merger of the specialty and emergency departments, SCVSEC has streamlined services for better patient care. To learn more about SCVSEC, visit scvsec.com or call (803) 561-0015.

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