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In response to public health concerns about COVID-19, the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital has moved to limited function critical services until further notice. What this means for our oncology patients:

Current Chemotherapy Patients

A FACC staff member will contact you to provide specific directions and answer your questions.  At this time, we will continue to provide chemotherapy for most existing patients; however, we will work with your regular veterinary team if needed. Current chemotherapy patients needing to schedule appointments are asked to call the oncology nurse line at 970-672-6283. We are doing our best to work through our entire schedule and reach out to every client. Thanks for your patience.

Current Radiation Therapy Patients

If your pet is currently undergoing radiation therapy, a radiation oncology staff member will contact you regarding scheduling. New radiation cases will be limited to emergency/urgent cases as determined by the oncology faculty in conjunction with the hospital emergency management team.

Recheck Appointments

A FACC staff member will reach out to you by phone before your pet's scheduled appointment to provide guidance. For routine recheck appointments, we may recommend going to your local veterinarian or having a Skype or Zoom discussion. For suture removal appointments, we may ask for photos of the surgical site to determine the best course of action. Routine rechecks, i.e., 3-6 month rechecks, may be postponed, or we may recommend you see your local veterinarian. If you feel your pet is not well, please contact us to discuss options or reach out to your veterinarian.

Clincal Trials Appointments

The oncology clinical trials service will continue to see patients that are already enrolled in clinical trials and require treatment. Recheck and non-treatment related visits will be postponed until further notice as long as your pet is doing well. If your pet is not doing well, please contact us to discuss further. If your pet is currently enrolled in a clinical trial, someone from the clinical trials team will be in touch to discuss your future appointments.

At this time, we are unable to enroll any new patients in our clinical trials. If you have any questions, you can contact the clinical trials service at
970-297-4001 or by email

Appointments for patients enrolled in the VACCS clinical trial will also be postponed for the time being. Participants requiring visit postponements will still be able to continue with the VACCS trial.

Scheduled New Patient Appointments

At this time, we have been asked to cancel all new patient appointments through the end of April. One of our clinicians will contact you to determine if your pet's situation is urgent and should be seen on an emergent basis. We can also provide a list of oncology specialty clinics that may be able to meet your pet's needs closer to your home.

New Patient Appointments

At this time, we cannot accept new patient appointments, but we want to help you and your pet. We have a well-established Consult Service, and we encourage you to submit your questions here or visit your local veterinarian. We try our best to answer questions submitted through our consult service within three business days.

We are working very hard to balance the health and safety of our patients, staff, and students, and ask for your understanding as we work through unprecedented circumstances. For new patient questions, please call 970-297-5000. If you are an existing oncology client and have questions, please call 970-672- 6283 or email .