Veterinary Oncology

Veterinary Oncology

Temporary closure of service

We are temporarily closing our existing oncology service from 1st July 2019 until 1st February 2020, and as such we are not currently accepting any new oncology referrals at this time.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to re-launching the full Oncology service in February 2020.

If you have any queries about this please contact

Service information

We are a leading, internationally recognised centre for veterinary oncology, offering some of the most advanced cancer treatments available for dogs and cats. Our team treats and manages a broad range of oncological problems and specialist nurses and technologists have access to the latest equipment to ensure a speedy and accurate diagnosis.

Our veterinary oncologists provide a wide range of chemotherapeutics and novel cancer treatments. These include molecular targeted therapy for mast cell tumours, metronomic therapy for solid advanced tumours and vaccination for dogs with oral malignant melanoma. 

We have expertise in new delivery systems, such as implantable pleural catheters for intrathoracic chemotherapy. In collaboration with our interventional radiology team we can place stents in dogs with obstruction secondary to urinary tract cancer.

The most advanced imaging techniques and image-guided sampling allows us to provide a definitive diagnosis and accurate assessment of the extension of the disease, however challenging the case is.

A multimodality approach

The team at Queen Mother Hospital for Animals provides a multimodality approach to cancer treatment, combining surgery and medical anticancer therapy. We are involved with clinical trials with new anticancer drugs with a view to improving the patient outcome.

Residencies and internships 

We are a leading centre for the training of veteriary specialists. If you are a vet and would like to find out more about our opportunities for residencies and internships, please see Clinical Training.

RVC's oncology team offers an exceptional service to help pets with cancer and support clients

The pet cancer clinic combines surgery and medical anticancer therapy

For referring vets:

Referrals line:
+44 (0)1707 666399 (select option 2)

Emergency referrals:
+44 (0)1707 666399 (select option 1)


Key Clinicians


Anneliese Stell

Lecturer in Small Animal Medicine


Charlotte Johnston

Lecturer in Veterinary Oncology


Sarah Stewart

Staff Clinician in Oncology


Katarzyna Purzycka

Veterinary specialist-in-training


Hanne Moberg

Veterinary specialist-in-training


Andy Yale

Veterinary specialist-in-training