A group of veterinary experts in oncology met to discuss the innovative research, new technology, medical advances, and important collaborations occurring in pet cancer diagnostics and treatment, with a focus on the benefits for general practitioners, their clients, and patients.
The brain—a dense and intricate collection of neurons and glial cells that controls all things. When tumors invade—even the covering of the brain, the meninges—it seems an especially sinister form of cancer. The team at the University of Tennessee helped extend this dog's life by using the latest information on meningioma management.
... but here are client communication and philosophical tips from CVC educator Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (oncology), for those moments in a veterinary hospital when a pet's age and difficult diagnoses and prognoses come together.
If you don’t take the time to learn your clients’ perceptions about cancer, you’re skipping a step. In this audio clip from a recent CVC session, veterinary cancer specialist Sue Ettinger explains how to give your clients an opportunity to share what they know, what they expect and what they want.
Some DVMs are weak on supplements, with pet owners doing their own questionable research and dosing and feeding their pets accordingly for such conditions as cancer, osteoarthritis and kidney disease. It's high time for you to dig into the science, says Dr. Ernie Ward, and see how they can help with pets' chronic conditions.