Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice: Small Animal Oncology book cover

Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice: Small Animal Oncology

Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice consists of a series of practical handbooks on selected medical topics on specific veterinary problems. Case-based, this series is aimed at the small animal veterinary practitioner who has qualified less than 10 years and needs quick access to information and wants to increase his/her confidence on handling that range of cases that cover the spectrum that lies between the simple routine first opinion case and the referral.

Solutions in Veterinary Practice provides additional knowledge that will lead to improved skills and practice for veterinary practitioners. Not only practitioners, but also veterinary students nearing the end of their course will find this series very useful to brush up their knowledge in a particular area. The volumes are also written with the veterinary nurse in mind with a particular interest in a specific topic, using ‘Nurse Boxes’ in the text to guide them to the specific information they need.


General small animal veterinary practitioner

Veterinary students nearing the end of their course

Veterinary nurses

Paperback, 224 Pages

Published: January 2010

Imprint: Saunders

ISBN: 978-0-7020-2869-4


  • Introduction

    1. How to obtain the perfect biopsy

    2. Principles of cancer surgery

    3. Principles of cancer chemotherapy

    4. Principles of cancer radiotherapy

    5. The cancer patient with halitosis and/or nasal discharge

    6. The cancer patient with halitosis and/or hypersalivation

    7. The coughing and/or dyspnoeic cancer patient

    8. The dysphagic/gagging/retching cancer patient

    9. The vomiting and/or diarrhoeic cancer patient

    10. The haematochezic or dyschezic cancer patient

    11. The anaemic cancer patient

    12. The polydipsic cancer patient

    13. The haematuric/stranguric/dysuric cancer patient

    14. The lame cancer patient

    15. The cancer patient with lumps and bumps


    Multiple choice questions

    MCQs - Answers

    Appendix 1: World Health Organization clinical staging scheme for lymphoma in domestic animals

    Appendix 2: Chemotherapy protocols

    Appendix 3: Protocol for a water deprivation test

    Appendix 4: Daily calorie calculations for dogs and cats

    Appendix 5: Protocol for performing a prostatic wast

    Appendix 6: Suppliers list



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