Lymphoma can arise in almost any tissue in the body. It is the most commonly diagnosed haematopoietic cancer in the dog and cat; in fact the incidence of gastrointestinal and atypical feline lymphoma is increasing. Due to its varied presentation, it still can be a challenge to diagnose confidently. Thankfully, advances in laboratory technology over the past decade have improved our ability to both competently diagnose and individualise a patient's optimal treatment.
As clients are frequently motivated to treat their pets, it is important for clinicians to not only know about the basics of the disease and its diagnosis, but also provide all options for treatment, from simple to multi-modal and cutting-edge, and feel confident administering therapy, if they wish to do so.
This course aims to provide a thorough overview of canine and feline lymphoma, from the diagnostic steps, tests that can be offered and what should be done, and how to interpret the pathology results, knowing why this is important for treatment advice. A further goal is to understand safe chemotherapy administration and appropriate drug choice for the specific presentations to maximise a successful outcome for our patients. It will cover the recognised standard-of-care therapy, plus the more novel options emerging. The course reviews the significant advances in our understanding of the spectrum of lymphoma that has emerged over the past few years that are relevant for an appropriate approach to each patient.
Brilliant little course, learned a lot!
Eric Broad, Eric Broad Vet. Surgeon and Associates, QLD
By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:
- Recognise the different forms of lymphoma in the dog and cat, and understand how to diagnose the more challenging cases
- Know what staging tests are important for our patients with lymphoma
- Feel more confident choosing the best chemotherapy options and safely administering chemotherapy
- Have an understanding of the prognosis for the different forms of lymphoma in the cat and dog
- Canine lymphoma - Introduction, Classification and Clinical Presentations
- Canine lymphoma - Diagnosis and Staging
- Canine lymphoma
- Treatment: general principles, safe drug administration and monitoring
- Treatment: specific presentations of lymphoma
- Canine lymphoma - Prognosis
- Feline lymphoma - Introduction, Classification and Clinical Presentations
- Feline lymphoma
- Staging and Diagnostics
- Treatment and Prognosis
What is a TimeOnline?
Flexible and accessible online CPD
TimeOnline is quality online education delivered by veterinary experts in short, manageable timeframes.
Build in-demand skills in key clinical areas. Engage with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum. The programs are further enhanced by concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and round out the program. Earn 10 CPD point with completion of each TimeOnline course.
Who should enrol?
This course is suitable for qualified veterinarians. Veterinary students are welcome to enrol.
Veterinary nurses/technicians with a special interest in the topic are also welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.
BSc (Vet) (Hons) BVSc (Hons) CertSAM ECVIM-CA
Sophia Tzannes graduated from the University of Sydney with 1st Class Honours and the University Medal. She obtained a BSc (vet)(hons) in 1998 for work involving clinical anaesthesia and was selected for participation in the Cornell Leadership Program in America. Sophia then worked in private practice both in Canberra and the UK prior to completing an Internal Medicine/Oncology residency at Liverpool University. Her time in the UK allowed her to complete training with world authorities in the fields of oncology, gastroenterology/hepatology, neurology and diagnostic imaging, amongst other aspects of internal medicine. She was awarded Diplomate status through the European College of Veterinary Medicine (Canine and Feline Internal Medicine Specialist). Sophia continued to work in the Liverpool University clinic until joining SASH in 2008 as an Internal Medicine Specialist. Her particular interest is in oncology, immune mediated disease, neurology and all aspects of investigational medicine (endoscopy, advanced imaging). As well as lecturing undergraduates, Sophia continues to provide lectures to the veterinary community and is currently involved in intern and residency teaching programmes.