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12855 Gulf Freeway Houston, TX 77034
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Ext 1: Surgery Department

  • Veterinary Surgical Group, LLP

Ext 2: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology

  • Veterinary Medical Specialists of Houston

Ext 3: Ophthalmology

  • Gulf Coast Animal Eye Clinic


A Girl and Her Dog

Veterinary oncology involves the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. Cancer is not a single disease but is a complex of a number of different tumors thus may have many presentations. Because of this variability, cancer can be challenging to diagnose and treat in some patients. Cancer patients are often older and may have other medical problems. Our oncologist also specializes in Internal Medicine thus giving him a unique perspective on your pet's care. Our oncologist can determine and perform the diagnostics tests most appropriate to provide a diagnosis and treatment plan. Once the diagnosis is made, our oncologist will give you straightforward options for treatment and advise you of realistic expectations in outcome. Medical oncology, the use of chemotherapy, and surgical oncology are provided in our hospital. During your initial appointment, our veterinary oncologist will examine your pet, obtain a detailed history of signs and symptoms, review all medical records, laboratory results and xrays from your family veterinarian and evaluate current/recent medications. After completion of this, the cancer specialist will offer you a plan of diagnostic testing or treatment and an estimate of costs.

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cytology sample showing histiocytic sarcoma

Cytology sample showing histiocytic sarcoma


CT image of lung mass

CT image of lung mass

Warning signs

Oncology Therapies:

Our Oncologist

Dr. Susanek

Steve Susaneck, BS, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology and Internal Medicine)

Steve Susaneck, BS, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology and Internal Medicine)

Dr. Steve Susaneck is a 1979 Graduate of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Following graduation from veterinary school, he completed a one year internship in medicine and surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York. In 1983 Dr. Susaneck completed combined residency in Internal Medicine and Oncology at Colorado State University. Dr. Susaneck received board certification in Internal Medicine in 1984 and in Oncology in 1987. Dr. Susaneck has been in private specialty practice in Houston since 1984. He also serves as an Oncology consultant for Antech imaging. Dr. Susaneck is a member of the Veterinary Cancer Society and the Texas Cooperative Oncology Group. Dr. Susaneck is interested in all aspects of oncology and often participates in collaborative research and clinical trials. Dr. Susanecks's philosophy is to provide the highest quality of life for his cancer patients. When not working,Dr. Susaneck enjoys golf, cooking and oenology.