Oncology

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FIRST FOR ONCOLOGY

At Northwest Veterinary Specialists we have a dedicated oncology service for patients that have or are suspected of having a diagnosis of cancer.

A diagnosis of ‘cancer’ can be a very worrying time for owners and they can be faced with a number of choices. We will guide owners through these decisions and treat each patient and their owner as individuals to ensure both comprehensive and compassionate care. Ensuring patients maintain a good quality of life is always our priority.

The team is led by RCVS and European Specialists in oncology and by dedicated oncology nursing staff.

The field of oncology continues to develop and we aim to offer a thorough range of up to date therapeutic options including specialist soft tissue surgery, chemotherapy including more recent molecular targeted therapies, radiation therapy (courtesy of local facilities) and immunotherapy with the melanoma vaccine. We can also advise on palliative and adjunctive treatments such as pain management and nutritional support to optimise patient care.

We are a very approachable team and are more than happy to discuss oncology cases with referring veterinary surgeons either prior to referral or as part of ongoing patient management.