Veterinary Oncology: Biggest Economic Challenge

July 9, 2017

Chad Johannes, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM, Oncology), assistant professor of veterinary clinical sciences at Iowa State University, describes the biggest economic challenge veterinary oncology faces today.

Chad Johannes, DVM, DACVIM (SAIM, Oncology), assistant professor of veterinary clinical sciences at Iowa State University, describes the biggest economic challenge veterinary oncology faces today. As therapies get more advanced for dogs and cats, the associated costs increase tremendously. Since less than 5% of patients have pet insurance, it can be extremely challenging for pet owners to be able to pay for these new technologies.