Northwest Surgeons has boosted its bid to become a leading cancer centre by appointing two senior RCVS-registered oncology specialists.
Iain Grant and Mary Marrington have joined the Cheshire-based practice to help establish its new oncology referral service.
Both have worked at the University of Liverpool, lecturing in oncology, and are said to be looking forward to the new challenge.
Comprehensive cancer care
Mr Grant, a diplomate of The American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and an RCVS-recognised specialist in medical oncology, said: “I am thrilled to be joining Northwest Surgeons to introduce this new discipline alongside Mary.
“The aim is to provide a comprehensive, client and patient-focused specialist cancer care for pets in the north-west of England and beyond.
“I’ll be looking to focus on my areas of interest, which are cancer pain management, evaluation of serum biomarkers for lymphoma and comparative oncology.
“This will include examining how our understanding of cancer in dogs and cats can be beneficial to the understanding of cancer in human patients.”
Mrs Marrington is a diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Medicine (oncology), whose main research area has been cancer therapeutics in canine and feline patients.
She said: “I am delighted we can bring all this knowledge and experience to Northwest Surgeons. Oncology is such an important service and it will give those pets, that are referred to us, a quality level of compassionate care.
“We are also hoping to carry out a lot of clinical research in oncology, so we can continue developing this service and provide the best cancer treatment for pets possible.”