Frequently Asked Questions

Are there other veterinary cancer specialists?

Yes, visit the Veterinary Cancer Society to find a specialist near you. 

Where are you located?

The CSU Flint Animal Cancer Center is located in Fort Collins, Colorado.

What are my pet’s treatment options?

Please visit Treatment Options for more information. 

How much will treatment cost?

The specialty fee for the new patient visit is $145.00. This includes the physical exam, review of recent medical information from primary or other specialty veterinarians, discussion of our recommended treatment options and detailed estimates for diagnostics and treatment.  Each treatment plan is customized so costs will vary. We will work with you to provide an explanation of treatment options and the associated costs before moving forward with a plan. 

How do I schedule an appointment?

To schedule an appointment at the Flint Animal Cancer Center, call 970-297-5000, option 2.

Do I need a referral?

No, you do not need a referral from your veterinarian to schedule an appointment.

How long will my pet’s appointment last?

Please allow a half to a full day for your pet's first oncology appointment.  We work from a team approach to share every available cancer care option that may help your pet. It takes time to arrive at a diagnosis, which may involve multiple tests, and to discuss treatment options. 

Do you offer clinical trials?

Yes. Please visit Clinical Trials to learn more. 

What if my pet needs to have a limb amputated?

Amputation is a common procedure for the treatment of many pet cancers. We recognize this can be a scary option to consider. To help you understand the process and answer your questions, we offer two videos of past patients who experienced amputation and interviews with their owners. You can also visit tripawds.com to find community with other pet owners who have “tripawd” friends.