Celebrating 3 Years of the Advanced Radiation Treatment Center (ARTC)
On October 25, 2016, after nearly a decade spent raising funds, FETCH a Cure and The Oncology Service opened the Advanced Radiation Treatment Center (ARTC) in Richmond, Virginia. The ARTC is the only treatment center of its kind within 100 miles of Richmond, making high-quality radiation treatment more accessible for pets and their families in central Virginia. Services include a state-of-the-art stereotactic linear accelerator that can more precisely target tumors. This precision improves the effectiveness of radiation, reduces damage to surrounding tissue, and decreases the number of treatment sessions required. As Boomer Magazine noted in their 2016 article, only a dozen or so other practices across the country have equipment this sophisticated, which makes the ARTC a hub for animal cancer treatment.
Since its opening, the ARTC has helped hundreds of pets facing a cancer diagnosis. Below are some of our favorite memories of the past 3 years. We are so proud of the facility and everyone involved. We can’t wait to help hundreds more pets!