Animal Cancer Care and Research Center

Dr. Joanne Tuohy and patient at the Animal Cancer Care and Research Center

Virginia Tech's Animal Cancer Care and Research Center offers comprehensive, integrated services, including medical, surgical, and radiation oncology, for dogs and cats.

A state-of-the-art clinical and research facility representing hope for a brighter future in cancer care, the center is housed in the 139,000-gross-square-foot Virginia Tech Carilion Biomedical Research Addition in Roanoke, Virginia. Illustrative of the college's commitment to working across disciplines to achieve optimal health for people, animals, and the environment, the center is a vital part of the Virginia Tech Carilion (VTC) Health Sciences Campus, adjacent to the VTC School of Medicine.

The new center, which accommodated the relocation and expansion of the oncology service from the college's Veterinary Teaching Hospital in Blacksburg, capitalizes on a strikingly rare opportunity to integrate researchers investigating human and veterinary biomedical interests that seek to advance cancer treatment in pets and people alike.

Animal Cancer Care and Research Center

To discuss how your gift can make an impact on the future of cancer care and research, contact Sandy Torget at or 540-231-4716.

Key benefits of the Animal Cancer Care and Research Center

  • The Animal Cancer Center is a center of excellence for comprehensive animal cancer care, research, and learning.
  • Patients visit one location for a range of services, including surgery, radiation, chemotherapy, and advanced diagnostic imaging.
  • The center treats all types of veterinary cancer; in addition, opportunities for dogs and cats to be enrolled in clinical research trials will be offered to pet owners.
  • A $3.28 million linear accelerator positions the center as the region’s only radiation oncology service for pets.
  • The center’s imaging capabilities provide valuable insights to a team of veterinarians, biomedical engineers, and human medical researchers in the fight against cancerous tumors that are common to both dogs and people.
  • Clinical services are integrated with translational research and health sciences degree programs involving the veterinary college and the VTC School of Medicine and Fralin Biomedical Research Institute at VTC, immersing students in a best-in-class, multidisciplinary learning environment.