PETS Referral Center Oncology Department
Our goal is to provide the best care possible to you and your pet, and to offer guidance during what is often a stressful time.
Our initial appointments are 1-hour and include a complete physical exam by the doctor and in-depth discussion of your pet's cancer. We will discuss diagnostic tests that can be pursued to understand the extent and type of cancer, as well treatment options and what to expect.
PETS Oncology sees patients Tuesday through Fridays. Please call 510-548-6684 to schedule your pet's appointment.
Dr. Kim Shaffer
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Oncology
Dr. Kim Shaffer grew up in Davis, California and earned a bachelors degree in biology from UC San Diego. She attended veterinary school at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, achieving her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 2013. She became particularly interested in oncology during veterinary school, working as a technician for the oncology service at the UW-Madison veterinary hospital. She then completed a 1-year small animal rotating internship at VCA Veterinary Care in Albuquerque, New Mexico. She returned to University of Wisconsin-Madison for a residency in oncology, and became board-certified in medical oncology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2017.
Dr. Shaffer shares her life with her husband, Mike, their rescue dog, Mango, and two spirited (ie. naughty) black and white cats, Sprout and Coconut. She has taken advantage of the outdoor activities she missed in the midwest, swimming most mornings with US Masters Swimming, hiking and walking the dog, and has recently picked up cycling (preferably the more flat areas of the bay!) with her husband.
Regina Sanger, RVT
My journey as a technician started 19 years ago. I worked as a emergency technician for 10 yrs. The last 9 years have been in oncology. This has been the most meaningful time in my career. The relationships I build with the clients and patients is amazing. Watching patients thrive fills my heart. Being there to hold the hands of clients as they say goodbye makes me grateful they entrusted me with their loved ones care.
I've been an oncology technician for almost 20 years and have instilled a passion for cancer treatment and chemotherapy. There is nothing greater than seeing a patient respond to therapy and I love being a part of that. The diagnosis of cancer in a pet is not the end, but rather the beginning of an opportunity to identify solutions that can improve a pet’s quality of life while maximizing the time they have to enjoy life with their families.
I’m also passionate about Wildlife conservation, animal rescue and artistic expression.