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Visit the American College of Veteirnary Internal Medicine web site to learn more about this area of specialization and about the advanced education and training specialists like Dr.Weigand receive in order to become board certified internal medicine specialists.
With cancer being the #1 cause of death in companion animals over the age of 10, early detection and treatment may help to provide for a better prognosis and outcome, and ultimately a better quality of life for your pet.
While we are sad to see Dr. Andy Abbo leave us in October, we wish him all the best as he opens his own practice closer to his home in the Boston area. VESH is pleased to announce that while we search for a full-time oncologist who can expand this service, we will be able to continue to provide your pet with these services under the experienced hand of Dr. Claire Weigand, DACVIM, our Internal Medicine Specialist, who has treated oncology patients for nearly two decades.
An accurate diagnosis and understanding of the extent of your pet's disease is essential in helping to decide which treatment options are most appropriate and will offer the best outcome for your pet and your family. There are many different types of cancer, and many treatment options--Dr. Weigand can help you understand your pet's disease, help you make the best diagnostic decisions, and support you throughout the treatment process.
Dr. Weigand can provide many specialized diagnostic procedures and treatments including:
Fine-needle aspirate cytology
Medical oncology treatments including chemotherapy and immunotherapy
Palliative pain management
Radiation therapy and advanced diagnostics by referral
Working closely with your regular veterinarian, Dr. Weigand can provide you with options and help determine the best treatment for your pet. If you believe your pet would benefit from a consult with Dr. Weigand, speak with your regular veterinarian about making a referral to her at VESH.
About Dr. Claire M. Weigand Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Dr. Weigand joined VESH in 2007 and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2000. She is a graduate of the Auburn University, College of Veterinary Medicine and completed her internship at Purdue University and returned to Auburn University to complete her residency. She held faculty positions at Atlantic Veterinary College and at Mississippi State University. In her spare time, Dr. Weigand enjoys snowshoeing, skiing, water training with her Newfoundland dogs, and reading.