The Riddell-Swan Veterinary Cancer Centre is one of Europe’s leading Veterinary Cancer research and treatment facilities. It is part of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies at the University of Edinburgh, and was established in 2009 following a £3M investment to build the new facility.
The Centre’s mission is to improve the diagnosis, prevention and treatment of cancer affecting companion animals, as well as to help translate research and knowledge to improve cancer care in people. It hosts state-of-the-art clinical facility, which allows it to offer a full range of Cancer Therapy Modalities, including Surgical Oncology, Medical Oncology (Chemotherapy), Radio Therapy, Biological Therapies, Scotland’s only Varian Therapeutic Linear Accelerator, Advanced imaging (CT and MRI scanners) and the UK’s only Positron Emissions Tomography scanner for functional imaging of cancer.
The Centre is serviced by internationally respected Oncologists including European and American boarded specialists in Medical and Radiation Oncology and Internationally boarded specialists in Surgery, expertly supported by a team of residents, interns and nurses. By being located at the main campus for the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, it also has on-site support from specialists in soft-tissue surgery, diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, cardiology, internal medicine, dermatology, anaesthesia, orthopaedics and pathology.
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