One-To-One training in Oncology

At the Istituto Veterinario di Novara practitioners can improve their knowledge in Veterinary Oncology through 3 different training offers

Track 1: visiting vet
In order to improve your skills, it is possible to attend the Veterinary Oncology department as visiting vet and stay with our specialists during consultations, definition of staging protocols and of therapeutic plans, as well as during administration of chemotherapy. Whenever required, the Veterinary Oncology staff shares opinions with specialists of the other departments, in particular with those of Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging; a multidisciplinary approach is crucial in order to manage a complex disease such as cancer. The training does not include lectures and the participant decides its duration.

Track 2: fundamentals of Veterinary Oncology
Objective
The aim of the training period is to acquire the basic notions for understanding the pathophysiology of cancer, the principles of chemotherapy and its administration, including the management of potential side effects. The course includes 6 hours of lectures that are provided over 3 days, and attending the daily activity of our veterinary oncologists during preparation and administration of chemotherapy.

Lectures

  • Carcinogenesis and hallmarks of cancer;
  • Mechanisms of action and toxicity of chemotherapeutic drugs;
  • Haematological toxicity caused by chemotherapy and its management;
  • Gastrointestinal toxicity caused by chemotherapy and its management;
  • Administration of chemotherapy;
  • New treatment strategies: molecular targeted drugs, metronomic chemotherapy.

Track 3: approaching the most common tumors in Veterinary Oncology
Objective
The aim of the training period is to understand the biological behavior of tumors and learn the clinical approach to tumors most commonly encountered in clinical practice, such as lymphoma, mast cell tumor, hemangiosarcoma and osteosarcoma.
The education track includes lectures and practical training in Veterinary Oncology as well as in Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging, to emphasize the importance of a multidisciplinary approach.
The training period is organized as follows:
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday morning - lectures on the following topics:

  • Lymphoma in dogs: clinical presentation and staging;
  • Lymphoma in dogs: induction and rescue protocols;
  • Lymphoma in cats: clinical presentation and therapy;
  • Mastocytoma in dogs: clinical presentation and staging;
  • Mastocytoma in dogs: single and multimodal treatments;
  • Hemangiosarcoma in dogs: clinical presentation and treatment I;
  • Hemangiosarcoma in dogs: clinical presentation and treatment II;
  • Osteosarcoma in dogs: clinical presentation and prognostic factors;
  • Osteosarcoma in dogs: treatment and survival.

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday afternoon - attending the activity of our veterinary oncologists. Wednesday and Friday - attending the activity of the Veterinary Diagnostic Imaging department (radiography, ultrasound, TC and MRI).

Contact
Please contact Dr. Chiara Leo for further information and for details about costs at the following email address: chiara.leo@istitutoveterinarionovara.it

 

One-To-One training