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By Suzanne Rau DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Mast cell tumor (MCT) is the most common skin cancer found in dogs.  MCTs originate from the overgrowth of mast cells, one of the normal immune system cells in the body.  Normally, mast cells are triggered to aid in the body’s allergic and inflammatory responses.  In a cancerous process, however, the mast cells replicate at a much higher rate and become very numerous within the tumor.   Read more …


Every year Metropolitan Veterinary Associates organizes a 5K run/walk (leashed participants are encouraged to join) with all proceeds benefiting local non-profit animal rescue organizations.  To learn more about the MVA5K click here.

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