Fellowship Guidelines For Veterinary Oncology

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          Fellowship Guidelines For Veterinary Oncology
 1. The candidate shall meet the eligibility prerequisite for Fellowship in the Blue
 2. Membership of the College must be achieved prior to the Fellowship examination.
 3. Membership must be in small animal medicine.

 To demonstrate that the candidate has sufficient training, experience, knowledge and
 accomplishment in Veterinary Oncology to be recognised as an authority in this field
 by colleagues in the veterinary profession.

 Learning Objectives/Outcomes
 A candidate is expected to have training, knowledge and experience sufficient to be
 recognised by colleagues as a specialist in Veterinary Oncology. The award of a
 Fellowship in Veterinary Oncology recognises that:
   I. The candidate will be expected to have detailed knowledge of the
      aetiopathogenesis, epidemiology, pathology, diagnosis, treatment and
      management measures for oncological diseases of common domestic small
      animal species primarily cats and dogs. This will include having competence in
      surgical principles generally, and specifically in relation to oncology, as well as
      having competence in the fundamentals of cytology and histopathology.
  II. The candidate will be expected to have knowledge of comparative aspects of
      veterinary and human oncology and of investigated techniques in the field of
 III. The candidate will be expected to have knowledge of the normal physiology,
      anatomy and immunology of all organs systems.
IV. The candidate will be expected to have knowledge of internal medicine and
      pathophysiology of organ dysfunction as relevant to the discipline of oncology.
  V. The candidate will be expected to have knowledge of physical, chemical and
      viral carcinogenesis and the cellular and molecular or biological mechanisms of
      tumour development, progression and metastasis.
VI. The candidate will be expected to have knowledge of the core literature on the
      subject and demonstrated sufficient understanding of the subject to be able to
      recognise, investigate and formulate sound and rational approaches to
      oncological diseases and paraneoplastic syndromes.
VII. The candidate will be expected to be able to demonstrate that he/she can and has
      critically evaluated the current literature and thinking on oncology.

 Refer to the Blue Book.
Training Programs
Refer to the Blue Book.

Training in Related Disciplines
Refer to the Blue Book.

Extern ships
Refer to the Blue Book.

Activity Log Categories
The Activity Log shall use the following categories for both the six-month detailed
Activity Log (Appendix E 1 of the Blue Book), and the Activity Log Summary
(Appendix F2 of the Blue Book):
   1. Tumours of the Skin and Subcutaneous Tissues
   2. Mast Cell Tumours
   3. Soft Tissue Sarcomas
   4. Cancer of the Oral Cavity
   5. Cancer of the Salivary Glands
   6. Oesophageal Cancer
   7. Exocrine Pancreas Cancer
   8. Gastric Cancer
   9. Hepatic Tumours
   10. Tumours of the Intestinal Tract
   11. Perianal Tumours
   12. Cancer of the Nasal Planum
   13. Cancer of the Larynx and Trachea
   14. Lung Cancer
   15. Nasal Tumours
   16. Tumours of the Skeletal System
   17. Tumours of the Endocrine System
   18. Tumours of the Female Reproductive System
   19. Tumours of the Mammary Gland
   20. Tumours of the Male Reproductive System
   21. Renal Cancer
   22. Cancer of the Ureter
   23. Urinary Bladder Cancer
   24. Urethral Tumours

   25. Tumours of the Nervous System
   26. Ocular Tumours
   27. Lymphosarcoma
   28. Leukaemias and Myeloproliferative Disorders
   29. Malignant Histiocytosis
   30. Plasma Cell Neoplasms
   31. Haemangiosarcoma
   32. Thymoma
   33. Transmissible Venereal Tumour
   34. Mesothelioma
   35. Neoplasia of the Heart

Total Case Numbers
A suggested minimum total number of cases seen by the candidate is five hundred

Refer to the Blue Book.

Recommended Reading List
The candidate is expected to research the depth and breadth of the knowledge of the
discipline. This list is intended to guide the candidate to some core references and
source material. The list is not comprehensive and is not intended as an indicator of
the content of the examination.

   1. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
   2. American Journal of Veterinary Research.
   3. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association.
   4. Journal of Small Animal Practice.
   5. Veterinary Clinics of North America.
   6. Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practising Veterinarian.
   7. Australian Veterinary Journal.
   8. New Zealand Veterinary Journal.
   9. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
   10. Veterinary Surgery.
   11. CA-A Cancer Journal for Clinicians.
   12. Cancer Research.
   13. Journal of the National Cancer Institute.
   14. American Journal of Clinical Oncology.


Core Texts:
   1. Small Animal Clinical Oncology. Withrow and MacEwen, 3rd ed, 2001.
   2. Managing the Veterinary Cancer Patient-a Practice Manual.        Ogilvie and
      Moore, 1995.
   3. Cancer: Principles and Practices of Oncology. DeVita.
   4. Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine.       Ettinger and Feldman, fifth
      addition, 2000.
   5. Cancer in Dogs and Cats. Morrison, 1998.
   6. Cancer Chemotherapy in Small Animal Practice. Dobson and Gorman, 1993.

Additional Reference Sources:

Miller's Anatomy of the Dog. Evans, 3rd ed, 1993.
Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIII: Small Animal Practice. Bonagura, 1999.
(Also all previous editions).
Canine and Feline Geriatrics. Davies, 1996.
Goodman and Gilman's The Pharmacological Basis of Therapeutics. Goodman et al,
9th addition, 1996.
Veterinary Pharmacology and Therapeutics. Adams, seventh addition, 1995.
Geriatrics and Gerontology of the Dog and Cat. Goldstone and Hoskins, 1995.

Muller and Kirk's Small Animal Dermatology. Scott, fifth addition, 1995.

Strombeck's Small Animal Gastroenterology. Guildford, 1996.
Handbook of Small Animal Gastroenterology. Tamms, 1996.

Canine and Feline Endocrinology and Reproduction.       The Feldman and Nelson,
second edition, 1996.
BSAVA Manual of Small Animal Endocrinology. Torrence and Mooney, second
edition, 1998.

Bolton's Handbook of Canine and Feline Electrocardiography.       Edwards, second
edition, 1987.
Manual of Canine and Feline Cardiology. Miller and Tilley, second edition, 1995.

Cardiorespiratory Disease of the Dog and Cat. Martin and Corcoran, 1997.
The Cardiorespiratory System: Integration of Normal and Pathological Structure and
Function (Foundations of Veterinary Science). King, 1999.
Essentials of canine and feline Electrocardiography. Tilley, 3rd ed, 1992.
Textbook of Canine and Feline Cardiology: Principles and Clinical Practice. Fox,
second edition, 1999.
Small Animal Cardiovascular Medicine. Kittelson, 1998.

Roitt’s Essential Immunology. Roitt, 9th edition, 1997.
Clinical Immunology of the Dog and Cat. Day, 1999.
Veterinary Immunology: An Introduction. Tizard, fifth edition, 1996.

Infectious Diseases
Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat. Greene, second edition, 1998.
Feline and Canine Infectious Diseases. Gaskell, 1996.

Clinical Syndromes in Veterinary Neurology. Braund, 1993.
Veterinary Neuroanatomy and Clinical Neurology. Delahunta, 1985.
Handbook of Veterinary Neurology. Oliver, 3rd ed, 1997.

Clinical Pathology
Interpretation of Laboratory Results for Small Animal Clinicians. Bush, 1996.
BSAVA Manual Of Small Animal Clinical Pathology. Lumsden, 1998.
Laboratory Profiles of Small Animal Diseases: A Guide to Laboratory Diagnosis.
Sodikoff, second edition, 1995.
Small Animal Clinical Diagnosis by Laboratory Methods. Willard, 3rd ed, 1999.

Diagnostic Imaging
Diagnostic Radiology and Ultrasonography of the Dog and Cat. Kealy, 3rd ed, 1999.
Textbook Veterinary Diagnostic Radiology. Thrall, 3rd ed, 1997.
Radiographic Interpretation for the Small Animal Clinician. Owens, second edition,
Manual of Veterinary Echocardiography. Boon, 1998.
Veterinary Diagnostic Ultrasound. Nyland, 1995.

Canine and Feline Nutrition. Case, 1995.

BSAVA manual of Companion Animal Nutrition and Feeding. Kelly, 1996.

Canine and Feline Nephrology and Urology. Osborne, 1995.
BSAVA manual of canine and feline nephrology and urology. Bainbridge, 1997.

Clinical Veterinary Toxicology. Lorgue, 1996.
Handbook of Small Animal Toxicology and Poisonings. Gfeller.

Other Recommended Sources of Study Material
Postgraduate Foundation seminar series, timeout seminars, and so on.
Seminar series at major hospitals and research centres.
Oncology rounds and Morbidity and Mortality seminars at major hospitals.


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