BluePearl Pet Hospital
Fox Valley
Appleton, WI
Oncology

24/7 Emergency and Specialty

Pet oncology by BluePearl.

Advanced cancer care to help your pet live a longer and better life.

We understand that seeing your pet experience unusual symptoms or act out of the ordinary can be stressful – especially if you don’t know what’s wrong. Fortunately, our veterinary oncology team is made up of experts in diagnosing and treating cancer, and we’re here to help. 

Our commitment is not just to treat illnesses; it’s to enhance the well-being of your pet and be with you every step of the way.

A vet specialist holds a small grey puppy wearing a cone on an exam table.

Conditions we treat.

A BluePearl anesthesiology and pain management vet prepares to fix an anesthetic facemask on a yellow lab while a vet tech helps hold the dog on the exam table.

If your pet has cancer, you’ll have an entire oncology team helping to improve your pet’s quality of life so you can get back to what matters most – spending precious moments together.

  • Bone cancer
  • Liver and spleen cancer
  • Lymphatic system cancer
  • Mammary (breast) cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Soft-tissue cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Tumors
  • Urinary system cancer

Services we offer.

Your pet will receive unparalleled medical care during their time at the hospital (and they’ll be spoiled with love and attention, too).

Advanced diagnostics

Your pet can’t tell us what’s wrong, so we use sophisticated diagnostics and imaging tools to uncover the source of the problem.

  • Radiography (x-rays)
  • Ultrasound
  • Blood testing
  • Biopsy
  • Cytology

Treatment plans

Just as no two patients are the same, neither are their treatment plans. Our oncology team has experience with a range of advanced procedures and minimally invasive options to get your pet on the path to wellness, including:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery

Our board certified specialists and oncology team.

Experience makes all the difference. 

Our oncology team is made up of veterinarians, vet technicians and assistants, and support staff with rigorous training and experience in specialty medicine. The team works hand in hand to provide the comprehensive, compassionate care your pet needs and deserves. Because we’re a multidisciplinary hospital, the team can consult the expertise of other specialty departments, too.

Elizabeth Breuhl

DVM, MS, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine
Oncology
On the job

Dr. Elizabeth Breuhl became a veterinarian because of her love of animals and her desire to help them. She is passionate about treating patients with complex medical conditions. Her professional interests include all endoscopy procedures, endocrinology, autoimmune disease, gastroenterology and infectious disease.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Alameda East Veterinary Hospital, Denver CO
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Bachelor of Science, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Off duty

Dr. Breuhl is originally from Kenosha, Wisconsin. Her family, which includes a Labrador retriever, love the area. She enjoys spending time with her children, doing yoga, paddle boarding, reading and knitting.

Terri Cole

DVM, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine
Oncology
On the job

Dr. Terri Cole has dedicated her career to helping families understand and navigate care for their canine and feline family members. Her areas of professional interest and expertise are minimally invasive diagnostics, cardiac disease, and oncology diagnostics and management.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Residency, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca NY
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, Brighton
  • Bachelor of Science, Microbiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
  • Bachelor of Science, Biological Sciences, Colorado State University, Fort Collins
Off duty

When not working, Dr. Cole loves watching her children play high school and college soccer. She has a Jack Russell terrier named Fifa, labs Bidi and Tuli, and two quarter horses, Rookie and Yukon.

Kelly Gingerich

DVM, MS, DACVIM
Board Certified in Veterinary Internal Medicine

Internal Medicine
Oncology
On the job

Dr. Kelly Gingerich finds internal medicine especially rewarding. Her professional interests include endoscopy of any type, endocrine disorders and infectious diseases.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Resident, Small Animal Internal Medicine, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Master of Science, Veterinary Clinical Sciences, Purdue University, West Lafayette IN
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Purdue University, West LaFayette IN
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames
  • Bachelor of Science, Dairy Science, Iowa State University, Ames
Off duty

When not at the hospital, Dr. Gingerich spends time with her husband, four daughters, beagle Norman Paul and cat Pettimew. The family pitches in on chores: collecting eggs from their chickens and helping care for their pigs.

What to expect.

We want you to be prepared for your pet’s visit to the oncologist, so you have one less thing to worry about. Our entire BluePearl team will be with you every step of the way.

Before your visit

  • Make an initial appointment by calling us directly or via referral from your pet’s primary vet. 
  • We’ll get records from your primary or emergency vet before your first visit and collaborate with them to discuss your pet’s history and current condition.

During your visit

  • When possible, we’ll examine your pet with you by their side to make them more comfortable. If additional tests are needed for a diagnosis, we’ll discuss those options with you.
  • You’ll have plenty of time and opportunity to ask questions as we go over your pet’s diagnosis together.
  • Before you leave, you’ll receive a detailed treatment plan, discharge instructions and any recommended medications. We’ll schedule a recheck appointment and make sure you’re aware of any symptoms you should watch out for at home.

After your visit

  • Our team will continue to partner with your primary veterinarian as part of the ongoing management of your pet’s care.
  • You know your pet better than anyone, and you play a crucial role in their treatment plan. If you have any concerns about providing care at home (such as giving medication, maintaining a specific diet or monitoring your pet’s symptoms), let us know – we’re here for you.