VCA Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center
9801 Old Winery Place
Sacramento, CA 95827

Tel: (916) 362-3111
(916) 362-0190
Comprehensive guide to cancer diagnosis and treatment in cats and dogs
Oncology services include:
  • Advanced Diagnostic Imaging
         - CT, MRI
         - Ultrasound
         - Fluoroscopy
  • Biopsies and Cancer Staging
  • Chemotherapy
  • Immunotherapy
  • Palliative Treatment of Cancer Pain
Board-Certified Veterinary Oncologists:

Steven Crow, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Steven E. Crow, DVM, DACVIM, received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of California, Davis
in 1973. After finishing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Colorado State University, he was selected
as one of the first veterinary oncology residents. Upon completion of his residency, Dr. Crow served as assistant and
associate professor of internal medicine and oncology at the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine
from 1977 to 1988. He then joined VCA Sacramento Animal Medical Group and Hospitals and has served as the founding
director of the Cancer Treatment Center at VCA Highlands Animal Hospital since October 2000. In both his academic
career and private practice, Dr. Crow has always emphasized a multimodality approach to cancer diagnosis and
treatment. Dr. Crow works closely with skilled surgeons and is directly responsible for administering radiation therapy,
chemotherapy and immunotherapy to pets with a wide variety of cancer types. Dr. Crow is board certified in both internal
medicine and oncology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and has chaired the examination
committees in both disciplines. He was selected as a Charter Diplomate of the Specialty of Medical Oncology and served
as President of the Veterinary Cancer Society. Dr. Crow has published more than 40 scientific articles and is co-author of
a textbook, Manual of Clinical Procedures in Dogs, Cats, Rabbits, and Rodents.vDr. Crow feels fortunate to have chosen
a career that allows him to interact daily with loving, caring pet owners. For most of his professional career, he has been
privileged to help people whose dog or cat has been diagnosed with cancer. He feels truly blessed to observe, foster and
preserve the bond between these special pets and their families.

Genevieve Hammond, DVM, DACVR (Radiation Therapy)

Genevieve Hammond, DVM, DACVR, knew from a young age that she wanted to be a vet. After attending the University of
Victoria in British Columbia for a bachelor of Science with Majors in Biochemistry & Microbiology, she moved to Saskatoon
to attend the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. 
 In 2002 she received a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree with
distinction and, following graduation, stayed on at W.C.V.M. to complete a Small Animal Rotating Internship. 
Hammond worked as emergency veterinarian in British Columbia for several years, before deciding to specialize in
oncology. She moved to Northern California and completed a veterinary Medical Oncology, Radiation Oncology, &
Surgical Oncology Internship at the University of California, Davis.
 Immediately following this, she began a veterinary
Radiation Oncology Residency and in September 2009, she became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary
 in the specialty of veterinary Radiation Oncology. She is one of the two veterinary oncologists at the
Sacramento Veterinary Referral Center who sees dogs and cats for cancer diagnosis and treatment. Dr. Hammond loves
being a veterinarian and enjoys all aspects of veterinary oncology including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and
immunotherapy. She is dedicated to helping owners make an informed treatment decision for their pets and to improving
the quality of life for all pets with cancer.