Many of us have been there before. We find out that our beloved companion has cancer and are willing to do everything within our power to help them…then receive a second devastating blow when we find out that there are no veterinary oncologists nearby to help. It’s a very lonely and frustrating feeling and for too many pet owners, tracking down a veterinary oncology specialist wastes valuable time and energy. Time and energy that just can’t afford to be wasted.
Founder and president of Pets Best Insurance, Jack Stephens, DVM, didn’t think it was right for pet owners to be left helpless and searching after a cancer diagnosis, when time is of the essence. So, after being inspired by his dog Spanky, he established the Pet Cancer Foundation, which, through a collaboration with Oncura Partners, offers free oncology consultations pets in the U.S. who have been diagnosed with cancer.
How does it work? After diagnosis, tell your regular vet to register with Oncura Partners for a free consultation with a board-certified veterinary oncologist. They will ask the vet to provide some information about the diagnosis and cancer type and within 48 hours, your vet will receive a recommendation for the best treatment options for your pet. If you and your veterinarian choose, you can continue working with Oncura Partners at that point to help monitor the treatment process. They can review records, provide advice about treatment changes and help your vet to understand what problems to watch for. They can even provide the chemotherapy medications to your vet in the exact doses needed for your dog if your vet chooses. If you live in a rural area or work with a vet who rarely treats cancer patients this can be a great money-saving option as the general vet doesn’t need to keep expensive chemo meds in their inventory.
So, if you have been struggling to find an oncologist in your area, or cannot afford to pay the added cost of a consultation with a veterinary oncologist, this program could be just what you’ve been waiting for. No dog should have to go without the lifesaving cancer treatments they need simply because of where they happen to live. Thanks to this unique collaboration between the Pet Cancer Foundation and Oncura Partners, every dog in the US will now have access to the veterinary care they deserve.
CLICK HERE to read a press release about this lifesaving initative.
About Pets Best Insurance: Pets Best Insurance reimburses pet owners for services from the veterinarian they choose, with no schedules or fee restrictions, truly establishing it as “Pet insurance that really pays!” Pets Best Insurance was founded by Dr. Jack Stephens, the pioneer of American pet insurance with over 25 years in the pet insurance industry. Dr. Stephens is also an accomplished veterinarian and avid pet enthusiast. Pets Best includes a choice of three affordable coverage plans with a straightforward 80:20 claims reimbursement structure and no benefit schedules. The Pets Best Insurance team is a highly skilled and professional group of pet lovers who have developed products based on innovation and insight into veterinary care. Visit Pets Best Insurance at http://www.petsbest.com or phone Pets Best Insurance at 877-PetsBest (738-7237). Pets Best, Simply the Best Pet Insurance.
About Oncura Partners: Oncura Partners provides comprehensive cancer care for companion animals through our partnership with board-certified oncology professionals and the use of online tools and veterinary facilities, nationwide. We offer these resources to help improve your patients’ quality of life using advanced techniques to treat cancer, while supporting the business of veterinary oncology. Learn more by visiting its web site at http://www.oncurapartners.com or call toll-free at 866-233-9100