Cancer is a common condition in older dogs and cats. Recent advances in the treatment of cancer in pets have opened up a number of options (and also ethical dilemmas) for pet owners and your pets. Even with these advances however, surgery remains an essential component of treatment for most types of cancer.
Our aim at the London Veterinary Clinic is to extend an enjoyable and pain-free life for pets. Our oncology team consists of Paddy Mannion (diagnostic imaging and radiotherapy), Ed Friend and Gary Clayton Jones (surgery) and Grant Petrie (chemotherapy). When radiotherapy is appropriate it is undertaken at Cambridge University. Making the decision to pursue surgery, radiotherapy or chemotherapy for the treatment of a cancer can be difficult and stressful – particularly when we have personal experience with cancer in our own families. It raises the ethical question of how far we should go in treating our pets’ medical conditions.
Our judgment and skill can help you understand your pet’s problem, and whether surgery cures or contains the condition.