Webinar Plus: Nursing oncology patients

Key Information

CPD Hours: 12 hours

Course Length: Four weeks

Course Format: A mixture of pre-recorded weekly webinars (which can be reviewed throughout the course), live weekly Q&A sessions with the tutors, supplementary reading material, discussion forums to share experiences and opinions, mini tasks that include a short assignment to review or improve literature within your own practice

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This course may run again in the future. To register your interest please contact us.

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Really, really interesting course. Very knowledgeable tutor and I have learned lots. The course will give me more confidence when dealing with patients receiving chemotherapy.

Course Information

Key Areas
  • Understand causes and behaviour of neoplastic disease
  • How to diagnose cancer and extent of disease
  • What treatment options are available in the UK and what we can do in practice
  • Managing adverse events associated with disease and treatment
  • Client support, quality of life assessment and palliative care
About this course

This course has is being reformatted for 2023.  Please register your interest with us cpd@rvc.ac.uk and we will email you once the dates have been confirmed.

Would you like to diversify your knowledge of oncology nursing and use that understanding to improve the experience of your cancer patients and clients?

Treating animals diagnosed with cancer is becoming more common in veterinary medicine as many owners now find chemotherapy, surgery and radiation acceptable treatments when exploring the options for their pets. Veterinary nurses can be vital assets to the veterinary practice by administering chemotherapy treatments, providing informative guidance on safe practice and offering caring, compassionate support to the patient and family through their cancer journey.

This course aims to help veterinary nurses develop a greater appreciation of the needs of cancer patients and those of the owners and caregivers within the practice. 

Why do this course?
You will develop invaluable knowledge that will maximise your nursing abilities for patients undergoing cancer care in your practice.


Nicola Read, PgC(Onc) DipAVN(Med) AFHEA RVN
Head Oncology Nurse
The Royal Veterinary College