Veterinary oncology, cancer treatments and chemotherapy

At Dragon Vets we have access to advanced diagnostic equipment and imaging specialists, required to diagnose and stage the majority of  common animal cancers. Our experience with ultrasound and keyhole surgery means that we can often diagnose various cancers using minimally invasive techniques.

A patient undergoing chemotherapy for osteosarcoma at Dragon Vets

A patient undergoing chemotherapy for osteosarcoma at Dragon Vets

Having invested in modern specialist safety equipment, we are able to offer a comprehensive chemotherapy service to our patients. We have experience in treating the following cancers:

  • COP or CHOP protocols for the treatment of T or B cell lymphoma
  • Mast cell tumour treatment: frequently surgical removal of the tumours alongside staging (checking for evidence of cancer spread) and occasionally adjunctive treatment with modern therapeutics such as Masivet or Palladia
  • Osteosarcoma (bone cancer) treatment: often surgery combined with chemotherapy
  • Bladder cancer (typically transitional cell carcinoma) management
  • Anal sac adenocarcinoma staging and management: often surgery +/- chemotherapy
  • Splenic (and occasionally right atrial) haemangiosarcoma management.
  • Stomach or intestinal tumours (usually lymphoma or carcinomas) diagnosis and management.
  • Diagnosis and management of kidney, pancreatic, adrenal, liver and lung cancers. 

 

 

Surgery and/or chemotherapy are not always appropriate for every pet or owner. We only embark on a course of treatment having discussed all the options available alongside the financial implications of any given treatment. Sometimes following discussion with owners, we decide that further treatment is not in an animal’s best interests and we have a great deal of experience in palliative care for pets as effective pain management is essential in these cases.

Our vets are always on hand to discuss oncology cases so please contact us if your pet has been diagnosed with cancer and you’d like to discuss the options available.