Dr. Kraiza Bio

Oncology is the treatment of cancer and CVETS oncologists have completed a three year residency to become board certified in this highly specialized area (DACVIM-Oncology).

Treatment options for different types of cancer can include chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery.  Working in conjunction with our other specialties the oncology department can diagnose, stage and develop a comprehensive treatment plan for your pet’s cancer.

CVETS offers extraordinary care for pets in diagnosing, managing, and treating various forms of cancer. With our brand new state-of-the-art chemotherapy room, our nurses can practice high levels of patient care while keeping our staff and your pets safe. With full diagnostic capabilities involving computed tomography (CT), ultrasound, digital radiographs, and IDEXX laboratory equipment, staging is convenient for you and your pets.

CVETS also provides a fully stocked pharmacy, allowing us to manage symptoms and improve quality of life. We understand this can be a challenging time and CVETS is here to answer your questions and concerns. Dr. Sarah Kraiza and her team are dedicated to all your Oncology needs Tuesday-Friday from 8AM-5PM. In the event your patient has an emergency, please call our Emergency Department which is open 24/7 year round.

Commonly Treated Cancers

  • Hemangiosarcoma of the spleen, liver, heart or skin
  • Mast cell tumors
  • Melanoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Lymphoma
  • Squamous cell carcinoma
  • Transitional cell carcinomas
  • Mammary Carcinoma
  • Adenocarcinoma
  • Insulinoma
  • Anal sac adenocarcinoma
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Vaccine associated fibrosarcoma

Meet our Oncologist

Dr. Sarah Kraiza, DACVIM

Dr. Sarah Kraiza (Payne) received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University in 1999. After graduation Dr. Kraiza completed a 12- month internship at VCA – VRA in Gaithersburg, MD (“the barn”). During her internship she developed an interest in surgery and oncology and she spent a second year at VRA working with radiation, chemotherapy and surgery patients. Dr. Kraiza completed a residency in medical oncology at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts in Grafton, MA. and spent an additional year as a clinical instructor. In 2006 Dr. Kraiza achieved board certification in medical oncology. After leaving university Dr. Kraiza has been in private practice in CT, SC and FL.

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