Comprehensive guide to cancer diagnosis and treatment in cats and dogs
Hope Advanced Veterinary Center
140 Park Street SE
Vienna, VA 22180
Tel: 703-281-5121
Fax: 703-281-0149
Board-Certified Veterinary Oncologists:

Elsa Beck, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ACVIM (Oncology), Dipl. ACVR (Radiation Oncology)

Dr. Beck joined The Hope Center in 2007 after a prestigious career in the field of Veterinary Oncology. Double-Boarded in
Veterinary Oncology and Radiation Therapy, Dr. Beck has provided expertise and guidance to a number of academic and
private institutions. Dr. Beck’s major focus has been on developing cutting edge cancer treatments in pets that could be
rapidly translated into human treatments. She believes in a multidisciplinary approach, prescribing combinations of
surgery, chemotherapy, radiation and other cancer treatments to provide the best possible care, while avoiding side
effects. She, along with the rest of the staff, strives to make the process as pleasant as possible for pets and their owners.

Conor McNeill, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM (Oncology)

Dr. Conor McNeill joined The Hope Center in August 2009. He received his veterinary degree from Utrecht University in the
Netherlands. After moving to the United States, he completed a rotating small animal internship in medicine and surgery at
the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania. He remained at the University of Pennsylvania to
complete a residency in medical oncology and a fellowship in radiation oncology. Dr. McNeill is currently also an Adjunct
Assistant Professor of Oncology at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine in Blacksburg, Virginia.
Dr. McNeill is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association and is board certified in Oncology by the American
College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Oncology services include:
  • Chemotherapy
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Diagnostic Imaging
  • Pain Management
To enhance the lives of pets and their families by providing the finest collaboration between
primary care veterinarians, emergency clinicians, board-certified specialists, licensed veterinary
technicians and supporting staff members.