A National Honor Bestowed Upon One Local Vet

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Health experts say cancer is as widespread in dogs as it is in humans.  Once a dog reaches the age of ten, he or she reportedly has a 50 percent chance of getting some form of cancer.

When it comes to our four-legged friends we tend to seek out the best medical treatment possible.  People throughout the Delaware Valley spend millions of dollars on their pets' healthcare each year.

Dr. Jennifer Baez a veterinary oncologist from Center for Animal Referral and Emergency Services (CARES) has recently been named one of six semifinalist for veterinarian of the year throughout all of North America.

Dr. Baez has been practicing veterinary medicine for more than two decades.  She later specialized in oncology because she wanted to alleviate the fear associated with cancer.

"My goal was always to treat them without effecting their quality of life and if anything improve their quality of life during treatment."  Explained, Dr. Baez.