The RVC is a leading, internationally recognised centre for veterinary oncology offering advanced cancer treatments for dogs and cats.
Transdisciplinary approach to animal cancer care
Our animal oncology team of specialist vets and nurses treat and manage a wide range of oncological problems.
We regularly liaise with members of other RVC services such as soft tissue surgery, medicine or emergency and critical care to assure the best possible treatment choice for the individual patient is made.
Advanced cancer diagnostic services for dogs and cats
Using the most advanced imaging techniques and image-guided sampling enables us to provide a definitive diagnosis and accurate assessment of the extension of the disease. These provide us with detailed information for our clients so they can make the most informed treatment choices for their companion. These options include the Brainsight neuronavigation system. This is a 3D stereotactic brain biopsy device (the first one of its kind in the UK veterinary sector)
We provide a wide range of veterinary surgical oncology, medical oncology, interventional and emergency oncology services.
In addition to a wide range of chemotherapeutics, we offer novel cancer treatments including
- electrochemotherapy (ECT)
- molecular targeted therapy
- metronomic therapy
How we work with our animal cancer patients and their owners
We understand that a diagnosis of cancer in pets can be both a frightening and confusing time for many pet owners. Often owners have to make difficult decisions regarding their pet’s cancer management and treatment options. As experienced oncology specialists, we guide our clients through these challenging choices to help make the best possible decision for their pets’ quality of life. We always strive to provide individualised medical care for animals with cancer.
How we work with referring vets when handling suspected and confirmed animal oncology cases
We are always happy to discuss cases with veterinary professionals and answer any enquiries you may have.
Pet Oncology Conditions Treated
- Benign growth and tumour removals
- Basal cell
- Mammary gland carcinoma
- Mast Cell Tumours
- Squamous cell tumour
Collaboration – Complementary Animal Cancer Treatment Partnerships
To complement our service, we also work closely together with other animal oncology centres that have specialist radiotherapy facilities.
We do this to ensure that we can offer the most appropriate treatment modality to our patients at all times.
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