BluePearl Pet Hospital
Lakewood, WA

24/7 Emergency and Specialty
By appointment
Please call ahead before visiting

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.

Sarah Broom

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

On the job

Dr. Sarah Broom enjoys treating all pets with cancer and teaming up with owners to improve or maintain a pet’s quality of life for as long as possible. She finds treating lymphoma patients to be especially rewarding because she and her team are able to help them feel like themselves again for multiple months.

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Oncology, Kansas State University, Manhattan
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, WestVet Boise Emergency & Specialty Center, Garden City, ID
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Washington State University, Pullman
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, Washington State University, Vancouver
Off duty

Dr. Broom considers herself a basset hound enthusiast and has two who she competes with in dog shows from time to time. She also has a three-legged cat, who she rescued while in veterinary school. Dr. Broom is happy to be back home in western Washington, where she enjoys spending time with her family and significant other, exploring the outdoors, and visiting breweries, wineries and local restaurants.

Sharon Shor

DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

On the job

Dr. Sharon Shor is dedicated to compassionate care for pets with cancer. His main focus is on educating clients about their pet’s disease and finding treatment options that best suit the pet and their owner.

Cancers commonly seen at the clinic include lymphoma in dogs and cats, mast cell tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, bone osteosarcoma and other bone tumors, bladder and prostate tumors, intestinal and anal gland tumors, nasal and oral tumors, and thyroid and lung carcinomas.

The oncology service uses diagnostic tools such as radiographs, ultrasound (abdomen, chest and neck), CT scans and tissue biopsies.

Treatments offered include chemotherapy, Palladia and other small molecule inhibitors; electrochemotherapy for incompletely excised tumors as well as small, non-surgical tumors in dogs and cats (unique for the South Sound area); ELIAS immunotherapy for bone osteosarcoma, and Stelfonta treatment for mast cell tumors, both used in dogs.

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, University of Illinois, Urbana- Champaign
  • Master of Science, Comparative Oncology, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Internship, Oncology, Oregon State University, Corvallis
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
  • Bachelor of Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Off duty

Dr. Shor spends his free time with his wife and two children hiking, traveling and photographing the pacific northwest. Their pets include two cats, Duncan and Simon, both adopted from foster homes.

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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.