Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center
Advancing Cancer Research
| Share

Animal Cancer Center Facility

CSU Animal Cancer Center

The CSU Robert H. and Mary G Flint Animal Cancer Center (FACC) opened in 2002. The building is a 35,000 square foot addition to the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital and is dedicated to innovative and collaborative cancer research and state-of-the-art cancer diagnostics and treatment for pets.

The CSU ACC addition contains 12 new exam rooms and a comfort room for families and pets. This space allows the clinical oncology service to provide service to the 1500 new cancer patients and 4500 recheck appointments that come to the center annually. To learn more about the clinical service available to patients please visit patient information.

The addition also provides approximately 25,000 square feet of research laboratories and space for specialized diagnostic equipment. The magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) suite includes a GE Millenium VG SPECT (Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography) and a PET (Positron Emission Tomography) machine is scheduled to arrive in 2009. The ACC also houses a new Varian Trilogy Linear Accelerator to deliver the latest in radiation therapy. These nuclear medicine capabilities are not currently available elsewhere in the world for veterinary patients. To learn more about the research program please visit our laboratories and research areas for additional information.

ACC Path of HonorAlong with clinical care and research, teaching is a key component in the mission of the James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Quality of life issues are recognized, studied and taught through the Argus Institute for Families and Veterinary Medicine, whose staff works closely with those at the Animal Cancer Center and the Shipley Center which have separate entrances and also found within the first floor. Outside of the Animal Cancer Center exists the Tribute Garden Path of Honor which is a peaceful walkway constructed of engraved bricks donated to the ACC by owners wanting to pay tribute to a special pet or person. Office space is provided at the ACC for approximately 70 faculty clinicians and researchers, nurses, support staff, graduate students, residents and administrators.