Arizona Veterinary Oncology and PetCure Oncology Celebrate Veterinary Technician Week

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.

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
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,
, 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
or call (773) 850-3400.


PetCure Oncology
JoAnn Stewart, RVT, CVPM
Chief Operating
M (847) 275-8600