Arizona Veterinary Oncology and PetCure Oncology Celebrate Veterinary Technician Week
Gilbert, AZ – October 13, 2015 – PetCure Oncology at Arizona Veterinary Oncology (AVO), a comprehensive veterinary cancer practice located at 86 West Juniper Avenue in Gilbert, AZ, would like to acknowledge the special contributions made by veterinary technicians on a daily basis. Similar to human nurses, technicians play a significant role in the health and well-being of patients, providing extraordinary care and oversight.
National Veterinary Technician Week (October 11-17, 2015) makes this the perfect opportunity to applaud these unsung heroes, including Jenn Gredlein, CVT, and Rudy Grijalva, III, CVT, who work on advanced radiation therapy treatments at Arizona Veterinary Oncology through its partnership with PetCure Oncology.
For Gredlein, providing pets with compassionate cancer care and guiding clients through difficult situations are truly rewarding. “A career as a veterinary technician can be extremely gratifying and there is an ongoing need for qualified and dedicated professionals,” said Jenn. “If you’re passionate about animals and enjoy working in a medical environment, then it’s a great job to have. I find that it really gives me a strong sense of satisfaction and purpose.”
Gredlein has been involved in the veterinary field for 15 years and has been an oncology technician for nine. “My love for animals is what brought me to the field,” she said. “I also like that there is always something to be learned. Therapeutic advancements and new treatment options continue to help us provide better care for pets with cancer.”
Cancer accounts for nearly 50 percent of all disease-related pet deaths and is the leading cause of death in older dogs and cats. To help those that need advanced cancer treatment, PetCure Oncology has launched a national network of veterinary cancer centers that have the advantage of being able to offer potentially lifesaving stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS), designed with the intent to cure cancer with fewer treatments and less side effects than conventional radiation therapy. AVO, led by veterinary radiation oncologist Eric Boshoven, DVM, DACVR (RO), is the only location in Arizona offering SRS to companion animals.
PetCure Oncology centers in Phoenix and Clifton, NJ are operational. Locations in Wisconsin and Illinois are slated to open in the next few months, with many more in various stages of development across the country. To learn more or obtain a referral to PetCure Oncology, visit PetCureOncology.com or call (773) 850-3400.
JoAnn Stewart, RVT, CVPM
Chief Operating Officer, PetCure Oncology
M (847) 275-8600 | jstewart@PetCureOncology.com