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CPD training session


CPD lecture – The why, what and how of caring for the chemo cancer patient

17th May 2018

Dovecote Veterinary Hospital is offering a free nurse based CPD lecture with Shirley van Lelyveld BVSc MSc (Clinical Oncology) DipECVIM-CA (oncology) MRCVS. The event is free, with buffet and refreshments included.

Tuesday 29 May 2018

Cancer is a very common diagnosis in the aging pet and owners hopes and expectations for their pets are high. Increasingly, they call upon us to offer treatment or palliative care for their furry family members. With this in mind, the veterinary team needs to know just what types of treatment can be offered and, importantly, health and safety implications of handling not only the cytotoxic drugs we use, but also the patients once they have been treated. Cancer care is not only about treating the tumour, but also the patient, taking into consideration the supportive care we can offer to improve the quality of life for pets with cancer.


Dovecote Veterinary Hospital
5 Delven Lane
Castle Donington
DE74 2LJ

  • Food will be available from 7pm, with the lecture starting at 7.30pm.
  • CPD certificates will be issued to all attendees for 1.5 hours CPD.
  • This talk is aimed at nurses but all are welcome to attend.

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