Courses of Study 2018-2019 
    Jun 14, 2024  
Courses of Study 2018-2019 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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VTMED 6608 - Clinical Oncology

Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer. 2 credits. Letter grades only.

Prerequisite: VTMED 5510 . Enrollment limited to: third- and fourth-year veterinary students.

M. McEntee, Staff.

Management and prevention of cancer in companion animals represents a significant component of the practice of veterinary medicine. The focus of this clinical rotation is the development of a comprehensive set of skills necessary for a veterinarian to become an advocate for the client/patient with cancer. These skills include appropriate initial evaluation of animals with cancer; sensitive and effective client and referring-veterinarian communication; ability to access relevant information from numerous sources related to cancer management; and ability to understand and apply principles of surgical, medical, and radiation oncology as well as techniques specifically related to minimize pain and treatment-related effects in cancer patients.

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