by | Aug 29, 2013 | Cancer, CyberKnife Treatment

Dr. Sue Ettinger is an expert in treating pets with cancer. She shares her expertise at

Also know as the Cancer Vet, Dr. Ettinger is on a mission to make people aware of cancer treatments for pets which can literally save pets’ lives.

In addition to using conventional therapies such as chemotherapy, she uses CyberKnife RadioSurgery to treat pets with tumors, cancerous and non-cancerous.

Dr. Ettinger says, “Cutting edge, life-saving advances in veterinary medicine have made great strides in recent years, especially as it relates to treating pets with cancer. There are so many myths and misconceptions about cancer in pets. My passion is to educate pet owners that cancer is often treatable, and treatment is often well-tolerated. As a boarded oncologist, my goal is to make sure treatment is never worse than the disease, and we discuss the variety of options available. My mission is to raise cancer awareness, promote early detection, and help pets with cancer live longer, and live well!”

Dr. Ettinger is board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology).

She completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery followed by a comprehensive two-year residency in medical oncology at The Animal Medical Center in New York City.
During her residency, she was awarded the Connie E. Leifer Memorial Award for her outstanding research project and presentation on vaccine-associated sarcomas in cats.
She also conducted research in soft tissue sarcomas in dogs.

Dr. Ettinger is a magna cum laude graduate of Tufts University and Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine.

She is co-author of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide and co-hosts a pet health radio show on PetRadio RPLN FM.
She is currently a staff medical oncologist with Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers, synapses are firing. It’s like a Gatling gun,” Grace said.

Dr. Kagan has one of about 200 MRI machines capable of performing state of the art MR spectroscopy in the United States. Others are located at places like Mayo Clinic, Duke University and Stanford University Medical Center. The test is not covered by insurance at this time and could cost you about 900 dollars. The doctor says MR spectroscopy is also being used to detect breast and prostate cancers in clinical trials.