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10140 W 44th Ave, Wheat Ridge, CO 80033
Cancer Care

Comprehensive Veterinary Cancer Care at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital

At Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, we understand that your pets are beloved family members. When a pet receives a cancer diagnosis, it can be a daunting and emotionally challenging experience. The Veterinary Cancer Care team at Wheat Ridge will work with you and your primary care veterinarian to provide the comprehensive care your pet needs.  We offer all aspects of advanced cancer treatment and work together to provide the best outcomes for all our patients.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide the highest quality of veterinary cancer care with compassion and expertise. We are dedicated to enhancing the lives of pets and their families through cutting-edge treatments, support, and education. 

Group of Dogs and Cats - Veterinary Cancer Care: One Size Does Not Fit All

At Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, we offer a comprehensive oncology care team consisting of medical, radiation, and surgical oncologists who all work together to ensure the best treatment plan for you and your pet. This interdisciplinary approach ensures the most effective care for each patient.  

Meet Our Teams
Medical Oncology

Our team of three board-certified medical oncologists have combined over 30 years of experience in diagnosing and treating cancer in pets. Their passion for helping pets and their families through this difficult journey is evident in their commitment to staying at the forefront of veterinary oncology advancements. The medical oncology team works to diagnose and stage cancer to provide the best understanding of a patient’s current clinic picture. We then work with the family to determine the best course of treatment and provide therapies such as chemotherapy, immunotherapy, and targeted therapies when appropriate.

Radiation Oncology

Our Radiation Oncology service offers expertise in the treatment of cancer and works collaboratively with our medical and surgical oncology teams. We work with you to understand your goals surrounding diagnosis and treatment of cancer in your pet and provide you with information regarding specific cancer processes. Finally, working with you as a team, we establish the best diagnostic and treatment plan for your pet. When radiation is elected, Dr. Swift creates a custom treatment plan for each patient with special attention to individual treatment goals.

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Surgical Oncology
Surgical oncology focuses on the surgical removal of tumors and is often a crucial component in treating animals with cancer. Our surgical oncologist can provide surgical consultations, tumor removals, advanced surgical techniques, biopsies for diagnosis, reconstructive surgery and pain management.

More information about the Surgical Oncology service coming soon

Some common signs of cancer in pets include:
  • Lumps, bumps, discolored skin
  • Bleeding from the mouth or nose
  • Lameness
  • Abnormal swellings that persist or continue to grow
  • Non-healing sores
  • Weight loss despite adequate food intake
  • Difficulty urinating or defecating
  • Persistent or progressive cough
  1. Expertise – Our team of board-certified medical oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgeons are highly skilled in managing cancer cases. Our unique collaborative team approach ensures comprehensive care for your family member.
  2. Compassion – We treat your pet as if they were our own and provide emotional support to you throughout the process.  
  3. Cutting Edge Care – We stay up-to-date with the latest advancements in veterinary oncology to offer the best treatments available
  4. Pet Centered Approach – We understand the importance of not only treating the disease but also maintaining your pet’s quality of life. 
  • Lymphoma
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Mast cell tumors
  • Anal sac tumors
  • Bladder tumors
  • Melanoma
  • Hemangiosarcoma
  • Soft tissue sarcomas
  • Mammary tumors
Veterinary Referrals


For Veterinarians: To refer a patient to our specialties, please call us at 303-424-3325 or email us at

Contact Us

When it comes to your pet’s health, you want the best care possible. Reach out to us today to schedule a consultation. We are here to support you and your pet on the path to healing.  

Clinical appointments Monday – Friday
9am – 4pm

Phones Answered Monday – Friday
8am – 5pm: 720-213-2723

Clinical appointments Monday – Thursday
8am – 5pm

Phones answered Monday – Friday
8am – 4pm: 720-305-5548

Surgical Oncology

Clinical appointments Monday – Friday
9am – 4pm

Phones answered Monday – Friday
7:30am – 4pm: 720-213-2719

At Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital’s Comprehensive Veterinary Cancer Center, we believe hope and healing are possible, and together, we can help your furry family member thrive in the face of cancer. 

Meet Our Team

Veterinary Surgeon

Veterinary Oncologist

Veterinary Oncologist

Veterinary Oncologist

Veterinary Radiation Oncologist

Wheat Ridge
Animal Hospital

10140 W. 44th Avenue
Wheat Ridge, CO 80033


WRAH is open 24/7, 365

Vision Statement

Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital will be the premier veterinary hospital in the state, providing unsurpassed veterinary care and client service, offering the best possible clinical outcomes for our patients and an empathetic partner in the process for our clients.

Bill Cicero, BS, MBA, Hospital Director

Directions to Wheat Ridge
Animal Hospital

300 E. Alameda Ave.
Denver, CO 80209

Wash Park is open 7 days
3:00pm – 12:00am

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