Radiating Hope: The Campaign for FETCH a Cure


About this Project

Picture a community where no one is denied a choice for their pet due to lack of options, education or funding. Where medical services for your pet, from CT scans to radiation, are minutes, not hours, away.

Radiating Hope: The Campaign for FETCH a Cure will transform Richmond into just such a place, bringing state-of-the-art medical equipment and the offices of this growing community organization together in a new facility. Central Virginians will finally have access to radiation therapy for their pets without having to drive more than 100 miles. The facility will also offer wellness services and serve as a resource center for pet owners in our community. And provide continuing education courses for hundreds of veterinary professionals. All in one location.

Help FETCH a Cure improve the quality of life of pets and their people. Support our mission to provide accessible, compassionate treatment and education in our community.

Click HERE for a brief video about the Radiating Hope project

Americans own 78 million dogs, three million of them in Virginia. Half will develop cancer; a quarter will have tumors. Nearly all pets diagnosed with cancer have the potential of receiving treatments aimed at addressing the cancer condition and/or improving and maintaining their quality of life- but many don’t get to take advantage of treatment because of the distance required to do so.

For the first time nationwide, a non – profit and veterinary oncology practice will partner together to make radiation an option for pets with cancer. This equipment is a state- of- the- art linear accelerator and less than 10 in use by a veterinary facility worldwide.  Radiation therapy offers the most effective treatment, both to eliminate cancer and to relieve pain.


PHASE 1: FETCH a Cure offices move to the new facility

PHASE 2: Radiation Therapy and CT Scan open at the facility with The Oncology Service; Resource and Community Center open at the facility

PHASE 3: Wellness and other complementary services open at the facility


About the Center

The facility is located at 5711 Staples Mill Road. It served as the first human radiation therapy facility in Richmond and now will be the first veterinary radiation therapy available in Central Virginia.  Click HERE for a floorplan of the FETCH a Cure offices and The Oncology Service medical space.


We will be hosting Hard Hat Tours throughout the project. Please join us to learn more about the Radiating Hope campaign and facility  – stay tuned for the next event date!



Donation Information:

We hope you are inspired to be a part of this important project. Give HOPE to all of us! Please consider making a gift to the Radiating Hope Campaign TODAY!



Pledge Forms and Payments by Check can be sent to: FETCH a Cure Radiating Hope Campaign, 5711 Staples Mill Road, Suite 101, Richmond VA 23228.