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A Vet Nurse Course You Can't Miss!

Essential Oncology for Veterinary Nurses

15 Hours of Structured & Assessed CE | RACE Pending Approval
3-Week Interactive and Tutor Guided Course

Your Tutor
Dr. Philip Judge

Who is it for?
Vet Nurses / Technicicans
Start Date
June 10, 2019

Course Description

The diagnosis and management of dogs and cats with cancer have progressed significantly over recent years – with improved diagnostic modalities including CT and MRI, as well as improved treatment modalities including radiation therapy and novel chemotherapy protocols leading to improved patient tolerance to treatments. This 3-week course will explore the exciting world of nursing the patient with cancer – including diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring your patients!

This course is completed.
You can visit the Vet Education Webinar Library to view the lecture recordings.

When is it?

Start Date: Monday, June 10, 2019
Duration: 3 Weeks
Live Weekly Tutorials: Mondays at 7:30 PM AEST (Sydney Time)

These live tutorials are recorded if you are unable to participate in real-time. To check the time in your local area, please click here.

What's in the Course?

This week we will delve into what is required to diagnose neoplastic disease in a dog or cat – from obtaining the right samples from your patients, and proper care of biopsy samples, to correct imaging techniques. What’s more, we will also look at what the results of these tests mean for your patients – so that you can impart the correct information to your clients as a result.
This week is all about treatment. You will learn about the drugs used to treat cancer, how they work, and the all-important safety requirements you need to follow in your practice in order to administer chemotherapy in a safe and effective manner. We’ll also cover the essential information owners and veterinary staff alike need to know regarding disposal of animal waste following chemotherapy, and how to manage early side-effects. We’ll also look at radiation-sensitive cancers, so your clinic can offer the right information to your clients!
Cancer can be nasty – and both the cancers the treatments for them can be toxic to patients. This week we will discover how to recognise and manage common side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. What’s more, we’ll detail the management of some serious problems caused by cancers themselves – including hyperkalaemia, hypercalcaemia, haemorrhage and tumour lysis syndrome. We’ll conclude with a cheat-sheet on prognostic indicators and mean survival times for many of the common cancers encountered in small animal practice.

Your Tutor

Dr. Philip Judge​

BVSc MVS PG Cert Vet Stud MACVSc (Vet. Emergency and Critical Care; Medicine of Dogs) Director: Vet Education Pty Ltd

Philip graduated from Massey University in New Zealand in 1992, and spent 7 years in small animal practice before undertaking a residency in veterinary emergency and critical care at the University of Melbourne in 1998. Following his residency, Philip worked for nearly 6 years at the Animal Emergency Centre in Melbourne, becoming the Senior Veterinarian at the centre in 2004. In 2006, Philip undertook a 1-year surgical externship before moving to Townsville to take up the position of Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care at JCU. Philip is also co-founder, and director of Vet Education Pty Ltd ( – one of Australia’s leading providers of online continuing education for veterinarians and veterinary nurses. Philip has published numerous manuals and guides concerning emergency medicine, and is a published author in snake envenomation in peer reviewed literature. Philip is also a founding scientific advisory committee member of SnakeMap, a project designed to improve our understanding of snake envenomation in dogs and cats in Australia Philips key interests in veterinary science include respiratory emergencies, ventilation therapy, emergency management of the trauma patient, emergency surgery and envenomations and toxicology.


Thank you so much for the help and for the amazing course! I will definitely be completing further courses through Vet Education as I am finding both the webinars and the reading materials extremely informative.



Thank you so much for this amazing course. I’ve found the webinars extremely helpful and I feel much more confident with my fluid therapy in our patients.

Hannah W

New Zealand

I think this is the best cpd course I’ve ever been on – certainly the most useful!

Alannah B


Thank you so much for creating VET EDUCATION. It’s a high quality, accessible, clinically relevant and affordable portal for the distribution of ongoing professional development.



This course is completed.
You can visit the Vet Education Webinar Library to view the lecture recordings.

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