Saunders Solutions in Veterinary Practice: Small Animal Oncology

1st Edition


Key Features

  • new approach: clinical cases offering examination, treatment options, clinical tips relevant for the general small animal veterinary practitioner – all case descriptions based on common template
  • offers synoptic, easy accessible and essential information
  • provides essential information on selected topics
  • authorship ensures accuracy of information
  • relevant to all general practitioners
  • written to increase the skill and practice the general veterinary practitioner
  • intend to meet CPD-need, but focus on: differential diagnosis and practical case handling
  • offers self-assessment features at the end of every chapter making it relevant for veterinary students as well
  • broad readership: practitioners and students indicated in the text by ‘ Notes for Vets’; nurses indicated in the text by ‘Notes for Nurses’ and pet owners indicated in the text by ‘ Notes for Pet Owners’
  • handy format with flexi cover
  • species covered to be limited to cats, dogs and rabbits
  • full colour throughout

Table of Contents


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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Saunders Ltd.
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About the authors

Rob Foale

Affiliations and Expertise

Consultant in Small Animal Medicine, Dick White Referrals, UK

Jackie Demetriou

Affiliations and Expertise

Lecturer in Small Animal Surgery, The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital, University of Cambridge, UK