Virbac – Canine Mast Cell Tumours An Update

Free Webinar brought to you by Virbac Animal Health


Mast cell tumours are the most common form of skin cancer in dogs, accounting for up to 21% of skin cancer cases. Mast cell tumours are relatively straightforward to diagnosis however management can be challenging due to the variable behaviour. Join us to review the canine mast cell tumours from a practical perspective and discuss what is new in their management. This webinar will focus on what has changed in our knowledge of the disease in recent years including diagnosis, staging and treatment.


Rod Straw

BVSc Dip ACVS M(A) ANZCVS ACVS Founding Fellow Small Animal Surgery (Oncology) Specialist

Rod Straw is a registered surgical oncology specialist with the Queensland Veterinary Surgeons Board. He has been working in veterinary oncology since 1986. He trained in the United States becoming the world’s first veterinary Fellow in Surgical Oncology. He was Associate Professor of Oncology at Colorado State University before returning to Australia where he has been treating referred small animal cancer patients since 1995. He has worked in the areas of surgical, medical and radiation oncology for many years. In 1997, he started Animal Cancer Care and moved into Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre in 2004. He later founded the Australian Animal Cancer Foundation which is a not-for-profit research charity. The support from referring veterinarians and pet owners has been fantastic. By timely and well-prepared referrals, veterinarians in Australia have provided the BVSC team the opportunity to produce some wonderful outcomes for people and their pets.