Advanced Veterinary Care Center
15926 Hawthorne Blvd
Lawndale, CA  90260
Phone: 310-542-8018
Fax: 310-542-8098
Comprehensive guide to cancer diagnosis and treatment in cats and dogs
Oncology services include:
  • Cancer Consultations
  • Bone Marrow Aspiration and Biopsies
  • Chemotherapy and Surgical Oncology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Referral for Radiation Therapy
  • Acupuncture
Board-Certified Veterinary Oncologists:

David Heller, DVM
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)

                    Dr. Heller graduated from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2002. From 2002–2003 he
                    served as an intern in small animal medicine and surgery at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of
                    Pennsylvania. Thereafter, he went on to complete a 3-year combined residency and masters program
                    at the University of Illinois, College of Veterinary Medicine. During this intensive 3-year period, Dr.
                    Heller received training in all aspects of companion animal cancer care, including chemotherapy,
                    radiation therapy, and immunotherapy. Upon completion of his residency and examinations, Dr. Heller
                    attained diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

In 2006 Dr. Heller and his family relocated to Southern California. He has practiced in the region since then and joined the
staff at Advanced Veterinary Care Center in 2009. He is an active lecturer at local and regional SCVMA meetings and he
regularly attends national continuing education meetings.

Dr. Heller values the relationship that develops between the patient and owner, family veterinarian, and specialist. This
relationship serves to benefit the patient in many ways. Dr. Heller believes that providing patients with an excellent quality
of life is the most important aspect of his practice as a veterinary oncologist. Dr. Heller also enjoys the basic science
aspect of his practice, and he has extensive understanding of tumor biology, angiogenesis and immunology.
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