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ACVR CONFERENCE UPDATE: STEREOTACTIC RADIOSURGERY (SRS)EMERGES AS THE FUTURE OF CANCER CAREHaving recently attended the 2015 American College of Veterinary Radiology (ACVR) conference, we are more confident than ever that SRS is not just the wave of the future in cancer care, it is TODAY’s most promising treatment available. A majority of the presentations focused on how SRS treats cancers previously thought to be untreatable. This validates for us what we know to be true – SRS is delivered with the intent to cure, not merely ease symptoms.Additionally, we wanted you to know that PetCure Oncology’s esteemed Scientific Advisory Board (SAB), comprised of experts in human and veterinary oncology, is working to refine protocols and establish standards that can be used across the industry to optimize the efficiency and effectiveness of SRS. We will be sharing more information with you as it becomes available.If you have a patient with cancer, please contact Rochelle Miller, Program Director, PetCure Oncology at Care Center at or 513.530.0911 to discuss treatment options available. On our website,, you will find more information on the types of cancer best treated with SRS, learn about our SAB, and read about some of our pet heroes.— Neal Mauldin, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine/Oncology), DACVR (Radiation Oncology)If you have questions about transfusions, blood donations, or purchasing blood products, please contact our Blood Bank RVT or Medical Director at 513.530.0911, or email them directly at:• Amy Spradlin, RVT, Coordinator:• AnnPeruski,DVM,MS,DACVECC,MedicalDirector:aperuski@carecentervets.comPETCURE ONCOLOGY AT CARE CENTERNew Care Employees & AccomplishmentsDoctors:Patrick Farrell, DVM (Emergency) Caitlin Hokanson, DVM (Emergency) Michael Kraun, DVM (Practice Ltd to Surgery) Rebekah Lewis, DVM (Medical Oncology) Mary Ormsby, DVM (Emergency)Technicians:Elaina Beverwyk, IM Technician Amy Spradlin, ER/Blood Bank Technician Abigail Thompson, ER TechnicianAssistants:Mindy Breyer, ER Technician Assistant Rylie Fugate, ER Technician Assistant Hannah Jackson, IM Technician Assistant Caitlin Price, ER Technician Assistant Amanda Scherder, Surgery Technician Assistant Emily Tucker, ER Technician AssistantClient Services Team:Erin Burrell, Client Services Coordinator Sarah Bushman, Client Services Coordinator Craig Harris, Client Services Coordinator Arianna Lawyer, Client Services Coordinator Michelle Stamm, Client Services Coordinator Sam Walters, Financial LiaisonPetCure Oncology:Neal Mauldin, DVM, DACVIM, DACVR (Oncology) Kelli Sloane, Radiation Therapist R.T. (R)(T) Rochelle Miller, Program DirectorAdministrative Team:Rebecca Emmons, HR Assistant Jessica Erskine, PR & Marketing CoordinatorTECH-TO-TECH TALKTHE CARE CENTER ANIMAL BLOOD BANKThe Care Center Animal Blood Bank is very excited to have received 24 new blood donors into our program this year. Blood donations from our furry friends are an important part of saving the lives of the animals in our community. Transfusions are often needed for many reasons and it is important to educate yourself about this procedure in order to do them safely in any hospital or clinic.Remember these important things when doing blood transfusions on cats and dogs:• Cats should always be blood typed before any transfusion is performed• Cats should be cross-matched before a transfusion • Dogs should be cross-matched before a transfusion,if it has been more than 3 days since their lasttransfusion• Be sure to start the transfusion at a slow rate andwork your way up to the full transfusion• Monitor signs of any transfusion reactions especiallyincreased heart rate, increased respiratory rate, fever, and/or vomitingNovember 2015

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