This piece was originally published in Vet Practice magazine.
New radiation technology developed by a team of experts, among them 2017 CSIRO Breakout Female Scientist Dr Yolanda Surjan, looks set to change the face of cancer treatment across veterinary clinics. By Chloe Warren
In animals—as in humans—for every cancer diagnosis there is a diverse range of treatment options and prognoses—and the news often isn’t good. It is no wonder explaining a beloved pet’s cancer diagnosis to their distressed owner is one of the hardest jobs a vet has to do. The treatment options available can cause stressful side-effects and, sometimes, permanent disfiguration. Some pet owners, quite understandably, just aren’t willing to take the risk.