Oncology 101

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About the course

Oncology 101

In this course, we’ll cover what cancer is and how it’s diagnosed. We’ll discuss clinical staging and treatment options for the cancer patient and important points for nurses when it comes to supporting patients and pet owners. We’ll review of common cancers in dogs and cats including lymphoma and mast cell tumors. With a better understanding of cancer in dogs and cats, we aim to make treating cancer a positive experience for the patient, the pet owner, and their treatment team.


  • What is cancer and how is it diagnosed?
  • Treating cancer in dogs and cats.
  • Nursing the cancer patient and their owner.
  • Canine and Feline lymphoma.
  • Canine mast cell tumors and hemangiosarcoma.
  • Anal sac adenocarcinoma, osteosarcoma and feline injection site sarcoma.


Vet CPD Online Tutored Courses take approximately 8 hours to complete and can be completed at your own pace and at any time over the course’s 3-week period. There are downloadable course notes, webinars and clinical cases to work through, plus – what makes our courses unique – a busy clinical forum where questions and answers are posted and where delegates have access to the instructor for the duration of the course. This always generates some lively discussions and the idea is that no one should leave a course with any unanswered questions.


Tutored by Dr Shasta Lynch BVSc(hons) MANZCVS(SAM) DipECVIM-CA(Oncology). MRCVS RCVS and European Veterinary Specialist in Oncology




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