Awareness and prevention for our best friends during pet cancer awareness month

Dr. Mona Rosenberg Dr. Mona Rosenberg
The impact of cancer on humans and pets is enormous today, and according to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) the number of pets with cancer is growing each year. In fact, the AVMA states that approximately 1 in 4 dogs will develop a tumor of…
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Radiation Therapy for cancer patients

Dr. Jarred Lyons Dr. Jarred Lyons of Veterinary Cancer Group
One of the first questions I get from individuals who find out what my career is, is "Wow, isn't that difficult or depressing? I mean all of those sick animals; I don't think I could ever do it." I consistently receive the same look of surprise when I…

Beverly Forehand

Lameness in cats

Beverly Forehand Beverly Forehand
My kitty took a tumble. It’s certainly not the first time she made a misstep or that she has fallen off the stairs. But a fall for a cat of fifteen is not the same as it is for a cat of five. And although at first Morwen seemed fine and hopped back up…

Kymythy SchultzeKymythy Schultze (www.Kymythy.com) has been a trailblazer in animal nutrition for over two decades. She is also a human nutritionist and has helped thousands of people and their pets live happier, healthier lives. To learn how to easily prepare healthy meals for dogs, cats, and humans, check out her best-selling books: Natural Nutrition for Dog and Cats: The Ultimate Diet, The Natural Nutrition No-Cook Book: Delicious Food for You and Your Pets! and her new book Natural Nutrition for Cats: The Path to Purr-fect Health.



Dr. Jarred Lyons is a Radiation Oncologist at Veterinary Cancer Group.Dr. Jarred Lyons is a Radiation Oncologist at Veterinary Cancer Group, located in Tustin and Culver City, California. He received his DVM degree from the University of California at Davis and completed an internship at VCA West Los Angeles. After completing his residency in Radiation Oncology at North Carolina State University in conjunction with Duke University and the University of North Carolina, Dr. Lyons joined Veterinary Cancer Group in January of 2007. His special interests include medical oncology and palliative radiation therapy to improve the quality of life for end-stage cancer patients.

nicole_150Dr. Schiff received her undergraduate degree in Zoology from UC Davis in 1997, and her doctorate in veterinary medicine from UC Davis in 2002. From 2002 to 2008 she practiced small animal medicine and surgery at a large veterinary hospital in West Los Angeles.

When her own dog was diagnosed with epilepsy and benefited immensely from acupuncture treatments she was inspired to pursue an understanding of how acupuncture can complement more traditional western therapies. In 2008 she completed a certification in veterinary medical acupuncture from Colorado State University. Dr. Schiff is also dedicated to working with several Los Angeles based non-profit groups that work to alleviate pet overpopulation Dr. Schiff can be reached via email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Sharon SeltzerSharon Seltzer has always been passionate about animals. She expresses that interest through the news blog she writes for Examiner.com. She is also one of the founders of an animal rescue organization in Southern Nevada called the Heaven Can Wait Sanctuary. Sharon shares her home with her husband, three rescued dogs and three semi-feral cats.

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Dr. Mona RosenbergDr. Rosenberg is the owner, CEO and Chief of Staff at Veterinary Cancer Group. She received her DVM from UC Davis, followed by an internship and residency at Animal Medical Center in New York. She has been a diplomat of the ACVIM in Oncology since 1992. She is an active member of the Veterinary Cancer Society and SCVMA where she is a regularly sought after lecturer. In addition, Dr. Rosenberg heads up the medical oncology residency program at Veterinary Cancer Group. Recently, Dr. Rosenberg was appointed Clinical Associate Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences/College of Veterinary Medicine.

Since 1992, Veterinary Cancer Group has been committed to taking the fear out of cancer diagnoses, and replacing it with hope. Today, they are the largest, comprehensive, and most sophisticated veterinary oncology practice in the world, serving Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, and Ventura Counties from two premier locations; Culver City, and their newest facility in Tustin, California. Each of Veterinary Cancer Group’s facilities offer in-depth information, resources, and expertise in the latest cancer treatments. Their highly qualified, experienced, and compassionate staff of Board Certified veterinary medical and radiation oncologists, residents, technicians, and client care specialists are committed to bringing the latest studies and therapies into play when working with their patients. At Veterinary Cancer Group, they strive to continue to be the FIRST CHOICE for all aspects of veterinary oncological care.

In addition, to Dr. Rosenberg’s many achievements, Veterinary Cancer Group ranked 3rd place in the Growing Companies Category of this year’s California’s Best Places to Work program, sponsored by Employers Group.

beverly forehandBeverly Forehand is a freelance writer, editor, and social & digital media marketer living in Nashville, TN. Her short stories and poems have been published in Atriad Press' Haunted Encounters, Bewildering Stories, FATE, The Harrow, LongStory Short, Quantum Muse, Muscadine Lines, Waxing Waning Moon, Ultraverse, The Wheel, Zephyrus, and other publications.

She published a pet recipe book with Dawson Progressive and was a monthly columnist for Critter Exchange/All Creature’s Exchange, an animal advocacy newspaper, for many years. Her hobbies include cultivating her medieval herb garden and begging her cats (unsuccessfully) to stay off the sofa.

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