Feline Oncology

17 - 21 October 2022 TBA | China

General Overview

Oncology has become one of the fastest growing fields in small animal practice, as clients and veterinarians are becoming increasingly open-minded about treating pets with cancer. The adage „cats are not small dogs“ holds true especially in oncology. Etiology, incidence, clinical symptoms, tumour biology, treatment and prognosis of feline cancer often differ significantly from that of dogs.
Unfortunately for feline practitioners, most small animal seminars are heavily biased towards canine medicine with cats not getting their fair share.

“Feline Oncology” is specifically designed to provide feline practitioners with the “A to Z” of cancer in cats. It will start with the diagnostic approach to the feline cancer patient, including biopsy taking, staging procedures, diagnostic imaging options as well as practical cytology sessions. There will be a detailed discussion of the most common feline tumours in clinical practice. A major emphasis will be on interactive and case oriented work using a systematic approach to the feline cancer patient including recognizing symptoms, interpreting imaging findings and choosing staging tests. Further, there will be a comprehensive discussion of cancer treatment options and on formulating suitable therapeutic plans.

This course is ideal for veterinarians with little or no previous knowledge in veterinary oncology, but also highly suitable for feline practitioners, who want to deepen their understanding of feline oncology and get up-to-date with the current state of clinical research. Major topics of feline oncology will also be covered in Oncology I-III, but the Feline Oncology course details feline tumour in significantly greater detail.


Feline Oncology includes the following topics (preliminary):

  • Etiology, epidemiology and tumour biology in cats
  • Diagnostic imaging and tumour staging methods
  • Biopsy techniques & tumour cytology (including practical microscopy)
  • Principles of surgical oncology including reconstruction in oncologic surgery
  • Principles of chemotherapy & radiation oncology
  • Cutaneous neoplasmsLymphoma & other haematopoietic tumours
  • Tumours of the respiratory tract
  • Urinary tract tumours & mammary tumours
  • Tumours of the skeletal system
  • Oral, gastrointestinal & hepatosplenic tumours
  • Important feline endocrine tumours
  • Interactive case management


All modules will be held in China, in English language with consecutive translation in Chinese.

CPD Hours: 40

Tuition Fee: TBA

Course Language: English with consecutive translation in Chinese

Full Program (Click to Open)
Day 1

08:30 – 12:00 Tumour biology & pathology and etiology of cancer in feline patients (Schmidt) (including 30 minutes Coffee Break)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 15:00 Diagnostic approach to the feline cancer patient (Schmidt)
15:00 – 15:30 Coffee Break
15:30 – 17:30 Overview of chemotherapy & radiotherapy in feline patients (Schmidt)

Day 2
08:30 – 12:00 Feline lymphoma: Introduction (Schmidt) (including 30 minutes Coffee Break)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 17:30 Feline lymphoma, Feline leukaemias & plasma cell tumours (Schmidt) (including 30 minutes Coffee Break)
Day 3

08:30 – 10:30 How do you take good biopsies & principles of oncologic surgery & reconstructive surgery in the feline cancer patient (Selmic)
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00 CASE MANAGEMENT: Feline UV-light induced squamous cell carcinoma & Bowen’s disease (Selmic)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 16:00 CASE MANAGEMENT: Feline soft-tissue sarcomas (Selmic)
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Feline bone tumours (Selmic)

Day 4
08:30 – 09:30 Feline mammary tumours (Schmidt)
09:30 – 10:00 Coffee Break
10:00 – 12:00 Tumours of the feline respiratory tract (Schmidt)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 17:30 CASE-BASED: feline oral, salivary, gastrointestinal, hepatic and anal sac tumours (excl. intestinal LSA) (Selmic) (including 30 minutes Coffee Break)
Day 5

08:30 – 10:00 CASE-BASED: Feline mast cell tumours & Tyrosine Kinase inhibitors
Feline splenic tumours
Feline haemangiosarcomas (Schmidt)
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee Break
10:30 – 12:00 Feline genitourinary tract tumours (excl. LSA) (Selmic)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch Break
13:00 – 16:00 CASE-BASED: Important feline endocrine tumours (Schmidt)
16:00 – 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 – 17:30 Closing & Certificates (Schmidt & Selmic)


Course Masters

Dr. Jarno Schmidt


Hofheim, Germany

Prof. Dr. Laura Selmic


The Ohio State University, USA

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