Comprehensive guide to cancer diagnosis and treatment in cats and dogs
North Florida Veterinary Specialists
3444 Southside Blvd., Suite 102
Jacksonville, FL 32216
Phone: (904) 646-1279
Fax: (904) 646-1289

Please note - no medical questions will be answered from
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Oncology services include:
  • Advanced Diagnostic Imaging (Digital
    Radiology, Ultrasound, CT scan)
  • Ultrasound Guided Biopsies
  • Fine Needle Tissue Aspiration and Fluid
  • Prognosis Evaluation
  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgical Treatment Options
  • Radiation Treatment Options
  • Referral for Nutritional Counseling
Board-Certified Veterinary Oncologists:

Bradley R. Schmidt, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Dr. Schmidt received his veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 1991. Following veterinary school, Dr.
Schmidt completed a small animal internship at VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, and then moved into private
practice in the Boulder and Denver region. In 1994, Dr. Schmidt entered a residency in medical oncology at the University
of Illinois.

From 1996-1998, Dr. Schmidt served as clinical instructor at Purdue University Veterinary Teaching Hospital. During his
time there, Dr. Schmidt was a coordinator of the clinical oncology department, where he instructed senior students, interns,
and residents in clinical medicine, provided didactic teaching to second and third year students and coordinated clinical
research. Dr. Schmidt was involved in new/novel medical therapies for tumors of the canine urinary bladder and oral cavity.
His other duties included serving as co-chair of the ICU procedures committee, and serving as coordinator for advanced
imaging protocols (CT and MRI).

Following his time at Purdue University, Dr. Schmidt moved into private practice at Florida Veterinary Specialists in Tampa.
He later became a consultant at VCA Berwyn Animal Hospital in Chicago, Illinois. Dr. Schmidt also practiced internal
medicine and oncology at VCA Veterinary Specialists of Northern Colorado and is currently a telemedicine consultant and
instructor with Sound Technologies, Inc.

Dr. Schmidt's special interests include cancer of the urogenital system, as well as complications associated with cancer and
cancer treatments. He is also helping to develop a novel, specialized cancer treatment for animals, superficial contrast
enhanced radiation therapy (CERT). This therapy uses contrast agents to dramatically increase the absorbed dose of
radiation to tumors while sparing surrounding tissues. CERT has the potential to help in the treatment of cancers with as
few as one treatment.