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Preparing for your Visit

Pet owners come from all over the world to our Lucy Oncology Clinic at the Flint Animal Cancer Center. We recommend that you review the information below for what to expect and to help you plan your trip.  View local pet friendly hotels.

Prior to your visit, we contact your regular veterinarian(s) to obtain recent records, test results and imaging studies, if any. It may be necessary to bring some of these items with you; our team will contact you if that is necessary.
 
Information helpful for your pet's first Lucy Oncology Clinic appointment:

  1. Recent medical records and test results.
  2. List of current medications: this includes all prescription medications, over-the-counter medications, alternative medications, and supplements.
  3. Radiology Tests: this includes X-rays (radiographs), CT scans, MRI scans, and ultrasounds. It is important that we receive the actual imaging files, in addition to the written reports.
  4. Pathology Reports: if your pet has been diagnosed with cancer, then a pathologist or your referring veterinarian has already made a diagnosis by reviewing a biopsy or tumor specimen. Please bring the pathology report if you have it. 
  5. Questions: It is always a good idea to bring a list of questions to ask our oncologists. List of suggested questions.

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How much time should I plan on?
We work from a team approach to help you know every available cancer care option that may help your pet. It takes time to arrive at a diagnosis, which may involve multiple tests, and to discuss treatment options. Please allow a half to a full day for your pet's first oncology appointment.  We do our best to keep you informed about what you can expect during the appointment, and over successive business days, if necessary, to continue with any recommended diagnostics and/or treatments.