RVT Community Animal Medicine Project West Covina, CA, United States
General Veterinary Technician Session: Chemotherapy is often thought of in terms of its effects on human beings. This lecture aims to educate on the differences between treatment goals and side effects of chemotherapy on people and those of cats and dogs. Common chemotherapies discussed are carboplatin, doxorubicin, l-asparaginase, mechlorethamine, mitoxantrone, vinblastine, vincristine, chlorambucil, cyclophosphamide, lomustine, and toceranib. Administration, toxicities, and monitoring for each drug is reviewed, as well as chemotherapy safety for patients, staff, and clients.
Key differences between how chemotherapy affects people versus cats and dogs
Be knowledgeable about chemotherapy and how it is used
Learn patient, client and staff safety around chemotherapy use