Dr. Guillermo Couto is an internationally recognized expert and pioneer in the field of veterinary oncology (cancer diagnosis and treatment).Many local veterinarians refer their cancer patients to Metzger Animal Hospital for advanced diagnostics,surgery and chemotherapy. Our CT (Computed Tomography or Cat Scan) is extremely helpful in identifying and staging cancer, thus improving treatment outcomes.
You can help prevent some forms of cancer by having your pet spayed or neutered at an early age, but most cancers cannot be prevented. This is why early detection is one of our best weapons against this disease.
Regular veterinary visits can help us keep track of what is normal for your pet, as well as detect anything suspicious. However, because we typically only see your dog or cat once or twice a year, we also rely on your knowledge of your pet to catch any potential issues early. Contact us right away if you notice any changes in your pet’s physical appearance or behavior (such as lumps or bumps, sores that don’t heal, vomiting, diarrhea, or changes in eating habits).