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episode 92: Fear-Free Cancer Care for Tripawds

Tripawds Podcast Episode #92: Chemotherapy doesn't have to be scary! What is the most important factor when considering chemotherapy for your dog or cat with cancer? And why is it also important to think about nutrition, the clinical experience, and our emotions? Find out from Dr Vanessa Rizzo, on this episode of Tripawd Talk Radio.

PLEASE NOTE: This episode was recorded before COVID-19 distancing restrictions we announced. Please practice safe physical distancing and abide by your vet's regulations.

Guest: Dr. Vanessa Rizzo, DVM, ACVIM (Oncology)
Oncologist & Medical Director of Puget Sound Veterinary Specialists

Dr. Rizzo is a board certified veterinary medical oncologist in the Pacific Northwest. As Medical Director and chief oncologist at Puget Sound Veterinary Specialists, she knew she wanted to treat pets with cancer since starting veterinary school at Western University College of Veterinary Medicine in Southern California.

Dr. Rizzo a 3-year residency program in medical oncology at Cornell University and today in addition to oncology care, her unique specialty practice also incorporates integrative vet medicine such as nutrition consulting and acupuncture. Puget Sound Veterinary Specialists also goes the extra mile by taking a Fear Free approach to helping animals feel at ease in the clinic while undergoing cancer care and other serious conditions.

Today we will talk about how the Fear Free experience can make cancer care less scary for pets and people, and what newcomers to veterinary oncology can expect if they decide to pursue treatment.

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