The University of Cambridge Queen’s Veterinary School Hospital (QVSH) Cancer Therapy Unit has become the first veterinary radiation centre in Europe to offer a new add-on training programme in veterinary radiation oncology.
The European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM) add-on programme is offered to diploma holders in medical oncology or diagnostic imaging.
The approval of the European College of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging and ECVIM means The QVSH can now train diploma holders in medical oncology or diagnostic imaging who wish to undertake a diploma in veterinary radiation oncology.
It is a busy time for the unit, which has also appointed its first ECVIM trainee in radiation oncology.
Sarah Mason, QVSH principal clinical oncologist, will train in the purpose-built cancer therapy unit providing radiation treatment for dogs, cats and horses.
Director of the training programme is Jane Dobson.