25 Jul 2022

Chemotherapy in General Practice (Interprofessional)


Chemotherapy in General Practice (Interprofessional)


Oncology is fast becoming one of the most common disciplines employed in general practice. Client education regarding canine and feline cancers is paramount to the future of the pet's welfare. The veterinary nurse has an integral part in communication between the client and the veterinary surgeon, administration of treatment, health and safety of clients/veterinary staff and support in chemotherapy units/clinics.

This course is an introduction to the role of the oncology nurse and setting up an oncology clinic.

The course will also benefit veterinary surgeons wishing to set up an oncology service within general practice.


Overview of learning objectives

  • Biology of neoplasia

  • Ethics of neoplasia treatment in the canine and feline patient

  • Identify and discuss oncological emergencies

  • Sample preparation and cytology interpretation in practice (practical)

  • Set up of a chemotherapy unit/clinic in general practice

  • Health and safety (staff and owner)

At the end of the lesson, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the biology of cancer and paraneoplastic disease

  • Describe the principles, challenges and ethics of cancer treatment in dogs and cats

  • Demonstrate an understanding of the significance of drug safety, staff, and owner protection

  • Evaluate the unique challenges of starting an oncology clinic - practicalities of administering chemotherapy and management of clients

  • Identify and understand oncological emergencies

  • Explain how systemic management of tumours can be achieved through chemotherapy, immunotherapy and targeted therapy

Includes a practical session on oncological cytology


This course is interprofessional and suitable for:

  • Veterinary nurses
  • Veterinary surgeons, particularly new graduates and vets wanting to refresh their skills

It is also ideal for nurses and vets to attend together from the same practice.

Prices are the same for individual vets and nurses, with an overall discounted price if a vet and nurse book to attend together from the same practice. For the discount to be applied, please telephone when booking a nurse and a vet together.

This course includes comprehensive course notes, refreshments and lunch on the day.

Chemotherapy in General Practice (Interprofessional) Modules

Chemotherapy in General Practice
25 Jul 2022 | Swindon

Speaker: Owen Davies MA VetMB MVetMed MANZCVS(SAM) DACVIM(Oncology) MRCVS RCVS & American Specialist in Veterinary Oncology

Booking Options

Payments Initial
Payment Options All prices exclude VAT
Full Course £429.00 £0.00 £429.00

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Payment Terms & Conditions

  1. Payment for the course can be paid by credit card or bank transfer.
  2. Please contact us for pricing relating to corporate veterinary groups and multiple booking discounts.
  3. Full details regarding the course cancellation procedure can be found here: https://www.improveinternational.com/uk/terms-and-conditions/

Registration Information

  1. Applications are accepted on a first-come, first served basis.
  2. Where all available places are full, applicants will be offered first refusal for the next available date.
  3. Confirmation and enrolment details will then be sent to confirm your booking.

Key information

Chemotherapy in General Practice (Interprofessional)
25 Jul 2022
1 Day Course
09:00 Registration
09:30 Course starts
17:00 Course finishes
6 CPD hours
Owen Davies
From £429.00 + VAT