Mrs. Jones has been a client of your practice for the last 7 years. Her dog, "Bender" the Boxer, is a team favorite. You have celebrated birthdays with Bender in the exam room. Suddenly, Mrs. Jones finds a couple of masses on Bender and you are devastated. You know Mast Cell Tumors are common in Boxers. What if this is a Mast Cell? What if it is Grade 3? You dread the idea of Mrs. Jones having to be told. How can you and your practice treat Bender with the best medicine? So many thoughts flood your mind and Mrs. Jones can read the expression on your face. “This isn’t good is it…?” she asks.
Advances in veterinary medicine have allowed us to diagnose and treat cancer, often with excellent results. However, that success often comes with complications and side effects. Veterinary team members must have a strong educational foundation in order to play an effective role in the diagnosis, communication and treatment of cancer cases. Many times, team members do not comprehend the basics of this potentially deadly disease and, therefore, cannot help to educate clients with confidence, decreasing client compliance. Understanding oncology is critical, along with development and implementation of proper diagnostic and treatment procedures.
Oncology: An Overview of Cancer in Small Animals is a 6-week course that will help you and your practice create the best medical approach for your clients and patients through a strong foundation in the basics of oncology.