|The goal of our program is to provide care for shelter dogs, giving them a brighter future while helping to further knowledge of both canine and human breast cancer. Through this program, veterinarians at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital seek out dogs in shelters with mammary tumors, provide surgery and follow-up care at no cost to the shelters, and help facilitate their adoption. This ensures high quality care for some of the neediest dogs in the shelter animal population.
||The Penn Vet Shelter Canine Mammary Tumor Program is the first program of its kind, providing compassionate care for at-need animals while advancing cutting-edge research. Through analysis of tumors removed from the dogs in our program and molecular comparison to human breast cancer, we collect important information about tumor development and progression, thus advancing research that may benefit both human and animal health.