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Preparing for your Visit

If you are travelling to the Flint Animal Cancer Center from a distance we recommend you call our consult line at (970) 297-4195 to get an idea of what may be involved for your appointment.  This will give you an idea of what to expect, what to bring with you, and help you plan your trip.  View a list of local pet friendly hotels and pet boarding facilities for animals with special needs.

We see you as the most important member of the health care team because you know your pet best.  In order for us to provide the best treatment plan, we need to clearly and completely understand the medical history and the treatment that your pet has had to date.

Please bring the following items to your appointment:

  1. Medical Records and Written Reports
  2. Referring Veterinarian contact information (if you have one)
  3. A List of Current Medications: This includes all prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, alternative medications, and supplements.
  4. Radiology Tests: This includes X-rays, CT scans, MRI scans, and ultrasounds. It is important that our radiologists review the actual films, either in hard copy or digital format, in addition to the written reports.
  5. Pathology Reports: If your pet has been diagnosed with cancer, then a pathologist or your referring veterinarian has already made a diagnosis by reviewing a biopsy or tumor specimen. Please bring the pathology report if you have it.  If you have the slides or biopsies please bring them as well.
  6. Questions: It is always a good idea to bring a list of questions to ask our oncologists. In addition, we encourage patients to bring a family member or significant other to help you take notes, ask questions and be available for support.  Here is our list of suggested questions.

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How much time should I plan on?
It takes time to arrive at a specific diagnosis, which may involve multiple tests, and to discuss treatment options.  For this reason please allow a half to a full day for your oncology appointment.  We will do our best to keep you informed about what you can expect during your appointment.  

Directions to the Colorado State University Flint Animal Cancer Center.