Shasta Lynch

Mastering Mast Cell Tumours – what you need to know!

Shasta Lynch – BVSc(Hons) MANZCVS(SAM) DipECVIM-CA(Oncology) MRCVS RCVS, Australian and European Veterinary Specialist in Oncology

Mast cell tumour management can be challenging. Here we will review the diagnosis, importance of prognostic indicators as well as the surgical and medical principles of treatment. The focus will be on practical decision-making that is relevant to you in general practice. We will also review the basics of administering intravenous chemotherapy agents commonly used to treat mast cell tumours. Finally we will look at options for oral chemotherapy and oral tyrosine kinase inhibitors.

Nursing the Chemotherapy Patient

Chemotherapy patients carry a unique set of challenges for the vet nurse, pet and pet owner. In this talk we will discuss aspects of chemotherapy administration, patient management and pet owner support. We will also cover health and safety aspects of chemotherapy administration and patient handling as well as treatment of chemotherapy associated side effects.

Shasta Lynch

BVSc(Hons) MANZCVS(SAM) DipECVIM-CA(Oncology) MRCVS RCVS, Australian and European Veterinary Specialist in Oncology

Shasta Lynch is an RCVS, Australian and European Veterinary Specialist in Oncology. She graduated from the University of Queensland, Australia in 2004 with a Bachelor of Veterinary Science with first class honours. She worked in mixed and small animal general practice in Australia before completing a residency in small animal oncology at the University of Edinburgh and the Royal Veterinary College. She then worked in private referral practice prior to establishing an online consulting service, Vet Oncologist (www.vetoncologist.com), providing oncology telemedicine consultations globally.