Oncology

Our Oncology service aims to provide expertise and experience in dealing with cancer in dogs and cats.
 
Veterinary Oncologist, and RCVS Specialist in Small Animal Medicine, Sara Gould heads up the Oncology service. Sara has now been joined by Staff Clinician, Sarah Keegan
 
With the support of specialists in small animal medicine, soft tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging, critical care, clinical pathology, and with 24 hour nurse support, Langford Vets offers a comprehensive cancer service for the South West.
 
 

If your pet is diagnosed with cancer, we know it can be a very distressing time. Our aim is to offer expertise and understanding to allow the best possible decisions to be made for your pet. We will discuss at length the diagnostic and treatment options that are appropriate for your dog or cat.

Our specialists in diagnostic imaging, surgery, clinical pathology and internal medicine work together with the Oncology team to offer the best possible care for your pet.

Our aim is to give expert and honest guidance and information allowing you to make the right choices for your pet. 

Treatment options

Cancer treatments may include surgery, chemotherapy, radiotherapy, palliative drug therapy, immunotherapy, metronomic chemotherapy or a combination of these. The aim of any treatment is to try and maintain the best possible quality of life for your pet, in what we know may be very difficult circumstances.

The types of cancer we often see include:

  • Lymphoid and myeloid cancers including lymphomas, myelomas and leukaemias
  • Mast cell tumours
  • Sarcomas including haemangiosarcomas, osteosarcomas, soft tissue sarcomas
  • Carcinomas including oral carcinomas, anal sac adenocarcinomas, thyroid carcinomas and bladder tumours
  • Malignant melanoma.

For further information please see our General Info for Owners.