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BREWSTER VETERINARY HOSPITAL
3455 Danbury Road Brewster, NY 10509
Brewster Veterinary Hospital
We welcome you to our website!
During this challenging time we want you to rest assured that we are dedicated to you and your pet, so we are open and seeing appointments on a limited basis. In our ongoing effort to safeguard the health of our staff, our clients, and our entire community, we are now screening our clients before making appointments and in accordance with local laws, require the use of a face covering when in our building. If you have recently traveled internationally, had known contact with an infected human, or are ill, we kindly ask that you make arrangements to have your pet brought in, or take advantage of our curbside service.
Thank you for your understanding.
Brewster Veterinary Hospital in Brewster, NY is a full service companion animal hospital. It is our commitment to provide quality veterinary care throughout the life of your pet. Our services and facilities are designed to assist in routine preventive care for young, healthy pets; early detection and treatment of disease as your pet ages; and complete medical and surgical care as necessary during his or her lifetime.
We understand the special role your pet plays in your family and are dedicated to becoming your partner in your pet's health care. We treat your pet as we would our own. Our goal is to practice the highest quality medicine and surgery with compassion and an emphasis on client education. Our entire healthcare team is committed to providing personal attention to the unique concerns of each individual pet owner.
At this site, you will find information about our practice philosophy, our services, and an extensive Pet Medical Library for you to search for additional pet health care information.
Thank you for taking the time to read about our veterinary practice and the services we offer. We welcome your comments and suggestions. Please contact us at (845)279-5053 for all your pet health care needs.
Exciting Updates on Veterinary Cancer Care
Diagnostic Tests: There are new blood tests that can be performed to screen for early cancers.
1. NU Q Cancer Screening Test - The Nu Q Cancer Screening Test measures and identifies circulating nucleosomes, which are early markers of cancer, from a simple blood test. At 97% specificity, the test has been shown to detect 77% of lymphomas and 82% of hemangiosarcomas, two of the most common cancers in dogs that comprise approximately one third of canine cancers.
2. OncoK9 - this is a liquid biopsy for suspect cancer. Next generation DNA sequencing panel performed on patient blood sample to identify genomic mutations that drive the development and progression of cancer. This test is highly sensitive for lymphoma, hemangiosarcoma and osteosarcoma. It is less sensitive but also can detect soft tissue sarcomas and mast cell tumors.
Treatment: There is a new treatment that has become availabe to help treat cancer.
Stelfonta Mast Cell Tumor Treatment -STELFONTA is indicated for all non metastatic cutaneous mast cell tumors and subcutaneous mast cell tumors located at or lower than to the elbow or the hock. Stelfonta causes destruction of tumor cells that come into direct contact with it. The result is tumor destruction with a wound remaining where the tumor was located. This wound will heal typically within 6 weeks. Importantly, 89% of treated tumor sites remained disease free at 12 months post treatment.