Aug. 1, 2022

All About Radiation for Dogs | Jenny Fisher #178

All About Radiation for Dogs | Jenny Fisher #178

What kills brain cancer cells, takes only 5-7 minutes, and provides pain relief from osteosarcoma? Radiation therapy.


Radiation therapy can sound very scary to many dog lovers. But it can be extremely useful for dog cancer, both to destroy tumors and to provide pain relief.

Jenny Fisher is a veterinary technician specialist in oncology, and has helped many dogs through radiation treatments. She explains all things radiation therapy, from the different treatment types to its best uses and potential side effects.

If you’ve ever wondered about the difference between teletherapy and brachytherapy, why some courses of radiation are short and others long, or what a dog experiences when dropped off for a treatment, this episode is for you.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

The Role of Vet Techs in Oncology podcast episode

Related Links:

Cyberknife Use with Dog Cancer – Cutting Edge Technology podcast episode

Bone Marrow Transplants for Dogs podcast episode

About Today’s Guest, Jenny Cassibry Fisher:

Jenny has worked in veterinary medicine in some regard for over 25 years, receiving her RVT in 2002 and her VTS (IM-oncology) in 2015. Her clinical experience includes academia, general medicine, and emergency medicine. Jenny serves as the president-elect for the Academy of Internal Medicine for Veterinary Technicians (AIMVT).

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