Comprehensive guide to cancer diagnosis and treatment in cats and dogs
VCA Capital Area Veterinary
7958 Shoal Creek Blvd
Austin TX 78757
Tel:  512-388-0944
Oncology services include:
  • Advanced Diagnostic Imaging
  • Medical Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Cancer Pain Management
  • Integrative Medicine
Elaine Caplan, DVM, DABVP, DACVS (Surgery, Oncology, Integrative Medicine)
Dr. Elaine Caplan received her Bachelor of Arts in Biology at the University of Texas in Austin, TX. In 1981, she obtained
her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Texas A&M University. Dr. Caplan performed her
Internship and Residency at The Animal Medical Center NYC and completed her Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the
University of Illinois. Dr. Caplan is certified in Veterinary Acupuncture and Chiropractic.
She founded Capital Area Veterinary Specialists and Texas Veterinary Oncology in Austin Texas in April of 2002. She has
a special interest in surgical oncology with research in pain management. Other surgeries performed include Orthopedic,
Neurological, and Soft Tissue.

She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons and the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners.
Other professional organizations she belongs to are the Veterinary Cancer Society, the American Veterinary Medical
Association, the Texas Veterinary Medical Association, the Capital Area Veterinary Medical Association, and the
International Veterinary Acupuncture Society. Dr. Caplan was honored by the Texas Academy of Veterinary Practice with
the Clinical Referral Consultation Award (2010). She received the TVMA Specialty Practitioner of the Year Award (2012)
and she was designated ACVS Founding Fellow in Surgical Oncology (2012). She was elected on executive board of
Veterinary Cancer Society (2013-2015).

In her free time, Dr. Caplan enjoys running, traveling, and spending time with family, friends, and her two dogs Morgan
and Obi Juan.