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The Queen's Veterinary School Hospital


Our Oncology team

Led by Professor Jane Dobson and supported by Dr Alison Hayes our Oncology team offers rapid access to advanced referral care, provided under the supervision of board-certified Specialist Oncologists with a wealth of experience. Working closely with Specialist Diagnostic Imagers, and Soft Tissue Surgeons creates a truly integrated patient care.

Uniquely placed within the referral community, we have onsite, same day access to Flow Cytometry for phenotyping lymphoma cases as well as radiation therapy making holistic care accessible and deliverable under one roof.

Our Facilities

The Cancer Therapy Unit at QVSH is an internationally recognised centre of excellence for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in cats and dogs. We offer a complete, integrated multidisciplinary approach to the cancer patient from diagnosis to all aspects of treatment including radiotherapy on one site.

We work closely with colleagues in internal medicine and surgery and can provide the necessary medical support and intensive care for critically ill patients.

Our Services

• Multidiscipinary approach to all cancer cases
• Advanced imaging for diagnostic and planning purposes
• Megavoltage radiotherapy with photon beam & electron capacity
• 3D computer assisted radiation planning
• Photodynamic therapy, for superficial carcinomas eg SCC nasal planum in cats
• Chemotherapy, conventional, metronomic and tyrosine kinase inhibitors
• On site flow cytometry service for diagnosis of leukaemia and lymphoma
• Free advice / helpline
• Options for shared care with local practitioners

Oncology contacts

Oncology contacts for veterinary surgeons:
Phone: 01223 337621 for informal case
discussion and appointments, open 24 hrs

General contact details:

01223 337621

For all enquiries during office hours and for emergency referrals at any time


Address: Madingley Road, Cambridge, CB3 0ES

How to find us

Refer a case

During office hours the Client Services team will try to contact the clinician immediately for you. In the case of an emergency referral we will do our utmost to get a response at the time and in routine referrals within the day. Emails are monitored between 9am to 5pm Mon-Fri, to make a referral out of office hours please call

01223 337621


Please use our REFERRAL FORM

(during office hours only).

Online Payment

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Online payment of veterinary fees can be made using the Cambridge University Online Store.

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