We have conditional availability of a vaccine for osteosarcoma in dogs that have undergone amputation and chemotherapy. In order for patients to have the conditionally licensed Canine Osteosarcoma Vaccine, Live Listeria Vector, the patient must be otherwise healthy with no metastatic disease evident on thoracic radiographs.
We are able to administer the vaccine at our Dallas location. Please feel free to schedule appointments with Dr. Sara Allstadt, or call the Dallas office for more information.
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graduated from Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine and received his master’s degree from Texas A&M College of veterinary Medicine in 1980. He is board certified in both Radiation Oncology and Diagnostic Radiology by the American College of Veterinary Radiology. He is one of the original 3 founders of Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas, and joined the staff of VSNT in 2011. Dr. King served on the clinical faculty at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, and spent 6 years at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He has treated small animals with spontaneous cancer for over 25 years. In his spare time Dr. king enjoys playing golf.
Derek P. Burney, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) received his DVM from Texas A&M University in 1991. He did a one-year internship at Auburn University followed by a residency in small animal internal medicine and PhD in molecular parasitology at Colorado State University. He was board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1995. His interests are in caring for the internal medicine needs of cancer patients, as well as infectious disease, urology, and endocrinology. In his spare time, Dr Burney enjoys spending time in family activities with his two children and has a real interest in military aviation. Dr. Burney has been at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston since 1997, and joined the staff of VSNT in 2012.
Dr. Stephanie Cook
Stephanie Cook, DVM, DACVR (Radiation Oncology) earned her DVM from Texas A&M University in 2008. She subsequently completed a one-year rotating internship at VCA Aurora and Berwyn Animal Hospitals in Colorado and a one-year specialty internship in radiation oncology at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. Following this, Dr. Cook completed a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Missouri and became a part of the VSNT team in July of 2012. In her spare time, Dr. Cook enjoys spending time with her husband JJ and their three dogs.
Her use and knowledge of the latest technologies in this field, and obvious passion for her patients and clients made her an excellent choice to be a
team member at VSNT.
Sara Allstadt, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) became a veterinary oncologist because it allowed her to incorporate her love for animals with a career that makes a difference. She completed her undergraduate and DVM training at Auburn University, graduating in 2002 with her DVM. Dr. Allstadt started her career as a general practice veterinarian before making a career switch to specialty medicine. She completed her internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Maitland, Florida and her specialty internship in oncology at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA. Her residency in oncology was completed in 2010 at the University of California-Davis and she is board certified by American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Oncology. During her career, she has been an assistant professor of oncology at the University of California-Davis and at the University of Tennessee, which has allowed her to publish a number of articles and proceedings on a wide variety of cancer topics. Off duty, Dr. Allstadt is an SEC football fan (War Eagle!) and enjoys hiking with her two rescued German Shepherds.
was born and raised in the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Her love of veterinary medicine took her to Texas A&M University where she completed her undergrad and veterinary school training. She completed a rotating internship at Auburn University and a specialty medical oncology internship from Louisiana State University. She completed her medical oncology residency and master’s degree at Auburn University which allowed her to become board-certified in medical oncology. Dr. LaRue is very excited to be back to serve the people and animals in the DFW area! She is drawn to developing treatments that are personalized and improve a patient’s quality of life to allow them more time at home with their loved-ones.
In her spare time, Dr. LaRue loves spending time with her three dogs, one cat, and bird. She looks forward to spending time with her family, developing a vegetable garden and quilting.
Raised in Louisiana, Dr. Muro completed her undergraduate and veterinary studies at Louisiana State University. After earning her veterinary degree in 2013, she completed a rotating internship at Texas A&M University followed by a specialty internship in Small Animal Internal Medicine and Oncology at Mississippi State University. Additionally at Mississippi State, Dr. Muro earned her master’s degree in Veterinary Medical Science and Research as well as board certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine after completion of a three year residency. Her veterinary interests include endoscopic procedures and immune mediated disease. When not working, Dr. Muro enjoys exploring new restaurants, traveling when she can, and spending time with family.
Veterinary Specialists of North Texas (VSNT) is a small animal referral hospital specializing in the diagnosis and complete treatment of cancer and for diseases of the internal organs such as the heart, lungs, liver, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, urinary tract, and nervous system. We pride ourselves in our ability to treat the whole patient in the best possible manner through a team of dedicated specialists and technicians committed to caring for your pet with cutting-edge therapy and loving attention.
Why a Specialist? Specialists bring a greater understanding of and experience with the management of complex cases and have knowledge of unusual, uncommon, or rare diseases in animals. In addition, a Specialist may have diagnostic equipment not generally used by your family veterinarian. In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, Board-Certified Veterinary Specialists are similar to their human medical counterparts in that they have completed an internship and residency in their specialized field (an additional 3-5 years of training). In addition to this extensive training, a Veterinary Specialist must pass a rigorous examination process to achieve board certification.
Diagnostic imaging is the use of specialized diagnostic techniques to further evaluate parts of the body. Diagnostic imaging services provided by the staff of Veterinary Specialists of North Texas (VSNT) include:
Commonly called “Internists”, Internal Medicine Specialists focus on diagnosing and treating diseases of the internal organ systems. Veterinary Internal Medicine encompasses the disciplines of endocrinology, gastroenterology, hematology, immunology, infectious disease, nephrology/urology and respiratory disease. Veterinary internists are trained to handle a multitude of medical problems whether rare or complex.
Oncologists focus on diagnosing and managing cancer, no matter wher the tumor might be located.
Radiation oncology is the use of radiation to treat cancer. Radiation can be used by itself, or in conjunction with other modalities to fight cancer such as chemotherapy and surgery. Through the use of CT scans, a computer program is used to plan the radiation therapy in a way to maximize destruction of the tumor.