What is veterinary oncology?Veterinary oncology is the study and treatment of cancer in animals. It is often a concerning time for pet owners when a pet has been diagnosed with cancer. At U-Vet our specialist veterinary oncologist is here to explain all of the potential options for treatment to help you make the best decision for you and your pet with quality of life always being the most important goal.
We have the specialist expertise to provide many of the same treatment options available to humans to ensure the best outcome for your pet. If you are considering chemotherapy as a treatment option for your pet, read our Chemotherapy in Pets FAQs.
Our board-certified specialist veterinary oncologist Dr Claire Cannon is trained to detect any side effects from the start of treatment and is able to adjust treatment as required to reduce side effects, maximise benefit and ensure the best quality of life for your pet.
Dr Claire Cannon is able to coordinate with our other board-certified specialists in:
- Emergency medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Diagnostic Imaging
At U-Vet, we are also fortunate to have excellent diagnostic imaging and pathology facilities in-house giving our oncology patients access to rapid, expert interpretations of diagnostic testing.
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Registered specialist: Veterinary Oncology
Claire is passionate about providing excellent care to all animals with cancer as well as their owners, with a focus on maintaining the best quality
of life possible for her patients. Claire worked in general practice in both Australia and the U.K. before completing her training in oncology
at the University of Minnesota and becoming board-certified in 2013. Claire is also excited to contribute to the training of our future veterinarians
and to continue her research.