Cancer is the leading cause of death in companion animals over age 10. Early detection and treatment may result in a better prognosis and quality of life for your pet.

There are many different types of cancer that can affect pets, and likewise, a wide variety of treatment options. Obtaining an accurate diagnosis and comprehending the scope of your pet’s illness are the essential first steps to decide which treatments will offer the best outcome for your pet and family.

Working closely with your regular veterinarian, our highly experienced oncology expert—Dr. Martha MaloneyHuss, DACVIM(Oncology), Oncologist—will help you understand your pet’s condition, guide you to make the best diagnostic decisions, and support your family throughout the treatment process. Her efforts utilize the specialized resources available at VESH, as listed below.

Advanced diagnostics by referral:

  • Digital X-ray
  • CT Imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • Biopsy
  • Fine-needle aspirate cytology

Medical oncology treatments:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Pain management
  • Palliative Care


If you believe your pet may benefit from a consult with Dr. MaloneyHuss, ask your regular veterinarian to provide a referral to VESH or call 413-665-4931.


MEET Dr. Martha MaloneyHuss

Dr. Martha MaloneyHuss, DACVIM (Oncology)

Dr. Martha MaloneyHuss, DACVIM (Oncology)

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

Dr. MaloneyHuss is thrilled to be returning to the Pioneer Valley and joining VESH. She completed her undergraduate coursework at Smith College, and subsequently attended Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She then completed a rotating internship at Ocean State Veterinary Specialists, a medical oncology internship at Oregon State University, and a research fellowship followed by a medical oncology residency at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. MaloneyHuss is particularly interested in translational immunology and immunotherapy, especially for the treatment of hematologic cancers. When not at work, she enjoys running, cycling, and spending time with her family.

Learn More

Visit the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine web site to learn more about this area of specialization and about the advanced education and training specialists like Dr. MaloneyHuss receive in order to become board certified internal medicine specialists.