We are The Pet Cancer Group

Get to Know us

Pet Cancer Group is led by Dr. J Armando Villamil, a board certified veterinary oncologist with more than ten years of experience in the field and at the forefront of animal cancer therapy. Dr. Villamil has been involved in multiple clinical trials (e.g., Kinavet, Satraplatin, radiopharmaceuticals and Bayer pharmaceuticals) to develop new cancer treatments. He also has an extensive background in veterinary cancer research, having earned a PhD in epidemiology.

Our Team

Armando Villamil, DVM, PhD, DACVIM


Dr. J Armando Villamil is a Board-Certified Oncologist. He was born and raised in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Dr. Villamil obtained his Bachelor of Science, Master’s and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degrees from Louisiana State University. While pursuing his veterinary medicine degree, he decided to become a specialist and dedicate himself to the treatment of cancer in animals. After achieving his Veterinary degree, he completed a one year internship at Veterinary Specialist of South Florida. Following this clinical year, Dr. Villamil enrolled in a prestigious dual residency in medical oncology and PhD in Epidemiology program at the University of Missouri. After successfully completing both programs, he worked at the University of Missouri as a Clinical instructor. Following this position, Dr. Villamil returned to private practice in South Florida. After 6 years of working in private practice, he decided to create the Pet Cancer Group to offer the top cancer therapy his clients deserve.
Dr. Villamil and his wife Cecilia have two children, CJ and AA. They also share their home with two Frenchies, Coco and her son Mr. Q. In his free time, you probably find him fishing somewhere.
Dr. Villamil looks forward to helping you and your pet in the fight against cancer.

The Pet Cancer Group was developed with our referring veterinarians, patients and clients in mind. We will do all we can to make sure we work as a team to ensure the health and well being of our patient as they go through their journey of fighting cancer.
Our entire team at the Pet Cancer Group thrives in taking care of your family member as one of our own. Most of us at the Pet Cancer Group have been through the experience of treating our own pets with cancer allowing us to personally relate to you and the situation you are going through. Our goal is to ensure you have all the tools and knowledge you need to fight cancer effectively.