Oncology at VSH

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The oncology service diagnoses and provides therapies for dogs and cats with cancer. We are a highly qualified team comprising one medical oncology specialist, and two dedicated oncology veterinary nurses. We work closely with colleagues in soft tissue surgery and diagnostic imaging, and with the support of specialists in all other disciplines of the hospital. We also often discuss our diagnosis with clinical pathologist from our lab (Antech) using advance technology such as flow cytometry and clonality testing to subtype cancer cells in order to guarantee the most accurate analysis.

We can offer medical services that include: 

  • Investigation of suspicious masses and lumps.
  • Staging of cancer cases with advanced imaging, sentinel lymph node mapping and minimally-invasive biopsy techniques.
  • Counselling owners on the disease process, prognosis and available treatments.
  • Chemotherapy clinic, offering the most modern oral and injectable chemotherapy treatments.
  • Targeted anticancer therapy.
  • Immunotherapy and vaccine therapy.
  • Palliative care to include pain management.
  • We collaborate with our soft tissue surgery and dentistry department to conduct high standard oncological surgical procedures, such as complex reconstructive skin techniques for skin cancer and facial surgery for head and neck cancer. 

We are also introducing and developing an interventional oncology service including stenting and chemo-embolization: this allows us to provide minimally invasive approach to both diagnosis and treatment of a variety of cancer conditions. These treatments provide a novel and innovative option to treat or palliate cancer symptoms in what can be considered a less hazardous alternative to conventional surgery.

We are happy to receive referrals in all aspects of veterinary oncology, at any stage of diagnosis (suspected diagnosis, definitive diagnosis) or treatment (pre- and post-treatment for a second professional opinion or further therapy). We are equally happy to provide advice via email to the referring veterinarian when appropriate.

Common cancer being managed: 

  • Lymphoma and leukemias
  • Myeloma
  • Mast cell tumour
  • Melanoma
  • Histiocytic sarcoma
  • Thymoma
  • Soft tissue sarcoma and other skin and subcutaneous tumours
  • Osteosarcoma and other skeletal tumours
  • Oral and gastrointestinal tumours
  • Urogenital tumours and mammary tumours
  • Lung tumours and other respiratory tumours
  • Splenic tumours
  • Endocrine, neurological and ocular tumours

Our Team

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Dr. Andrea Mosca

Specialist in Veterinary Oncology

DECVIM(CA) – Onc (Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Companion Animal - Oncology)
MRCVS (Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) 
RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) Veterinary Specialist in Medical Oncology
EBVS® European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Oncology 
Hong Kong Registered Veterinary Oncology Specialist

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