One in four dogs and one in five cats will develop cancer in their lifetime. At Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, we understand that a diagnosis of cancer can be frightening and distressing for many pet owners. Many years ago, cancer was often a terminal diagnosis with few options, especially for pets; however, over the last few decades, oncology has become of the most rapidly developing branches of veterinary medicine.
At Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, we offer the most advanced diagnostics and cancer treatments, including both surgery and chemotherapy. The oncology team work closely with other centres that have radiotherapy facilities to be able to offer the most appropriate treatment modality to our patients at all times.
The oncology team includes Specialist vets and nurses that are dedicated to providing the very best cancer care for your pet. During your pet’s first visit, the team will perform a comprehensive evaluation using the most advanced imaging techniques and image-guided sampling to allow them to provide a definitive diagnosis and accurate assessment of the extent of the disease. The oncology team work closely with Specialists in diagnostic imaging, surgery, chronic and acute pain management, internal medicine and physiotherapy to provide a holistic approach to your pet’s diagnosis and care. The goal is to guide you through the various treatment options so you are comfortable in decision making and understand the potential outcomes and prognosis. The team are committed to help you achieve the right decision for you and your pet. There is never any pressure to pursue treatment that you are not comfortable with and you can always ask for more time to think about what will work for you and your pet.
The oncology team are passionate about improving pet cancer awareness via education of colleagues and clients on cancer prevention, diagnosis and treatment. The team regularly organise CPD evenings.
Out-Patient Chemotherapy Clinic
Chemotherapy A guide for owners
Osteosarcoma The most common bone tumour seen in dogs
Haemangiosarcoma A tumour of the blood vessels, often affecting the spleen, liver and heart
Lymphoma A common form of cancer that can affect various tissues
Mast Cell Tumours A common tumour of the skin
Melanoma A guide for owners and vets on this disease and the melanoma vaccine
Mammary Cancer A very common cancer in intact female dogs and cats
Pulmonary Tumours Cancerous growths in the lungs of dogs and cats