In a May 2 announcement, the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo pledged a portion of their $2.6 million annual fundraising campaign to Oklahoma State University’s Center of Veterinary Health Sciences Focused Ultrasound Treatment Program. Oklahoma State is one of several centers that participate in the Foundation’s Veterinary Program to fund clinical trials that enroll pets.
These types of programs ultimately benefit humans because the data gathered during the treatment of animals informs the knowledge base of how focused ultrasound can be used to treat cancerous and noncancerous tumors in humans. Since 2010, the Petco Foundation and Blue Buffalo have committed $15 million to pet cancer research and treatment.
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