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Lymphoma TimeOnline

Lymphoma: Where are we now?

Lymphoma can arise in almost any tissue in the body.

It is the most commonly diagnosed haematopoietic cancer in the dog and cat; in fact the incidence of gastrointestinal and atypical feline lymphoma is increasing. Due to its varied presentation, it still can be a challenge to diagnose confidently. Thankfully, advances in laboratory technology over the past decade have improved our ability to both competently diagnose and individualise a patient’s optimal treatment.

As clients are frequently motivated to treat their pets, it is important for clinicians to not only know about the basics of the disease and its diagnosis, but also provide all options for treatment, from simple to multi-modal and cutting-edge, and feel confident administering therapy, if they wish to do so.

This course aims to provide a thorough overview of canine and feline lymphoma, from the diagnostic steps, tests that can be offered and what should be done, and how to interpret the pathology results, knowing why this is important for treatment advice.  A further goal is to understand safe chemotherapy administration and appropriate drug choice for the specific presentations to maximise a successful outcome for our patients.  It will cover the recognised standard-of-care therapy, plus the more novel options emerging. The course reviews the significant advances in our understanding of the spectrum of lymphoma that has emerged over the past few years that are relevant for an appropriate approach to each patient.

Veterinary nurses with a special interest in the topic are welcome to enrol in this course. Please be aware that the course is designed for qualified veterinarians and you should consider this in light of your knowledge and experience before you register.

Brilliant little course, learned a lot!”

Eric Broad 2018

Learning Objectives

After successful completion of this course, you will-

1.    Recognise the different forms of lymphoma in the dog and cat, and understand how to diagnose the more challenging cases

2.    Know what staging tests are important for our patients with lymphoma

3.    Feel more confident choosing the best chemotherapy options and safely administering chemotherapy

4.    Have an understanding of the prognosis for the different forms of lymphoma in the cat and dog



1. Canine lymphoma - Introduction, Classification and Clinical Presentations

2. Canine lymphoma - Diagnosis and Staging

3. Canine lymphoma

- Treatment: general principles, safe drug administration and monitoring

- Treatment: specific presentations of lymphoma

4. Canine lymphoma - Prognosis

5. Feline lymphoma - Introduction, Classification and Clinical Presentations

6. Feline lymphoma

- Staging and Diagnostics

- Treatment and Prognosis

What is a TimeOnline?

Flexible and affordable short online CPD

TimeOnline is a quality online education program delivered by veterinary experts, in short, manageable timeframes. You will be engaging with your tutor/s and other participants through an active discussion forum and other online resources including a set of concise core notes, video presentations, case studies, images, useful links, and interactive quizzes to test your knowledge and complete your CPD requirements. All participants receive an electronic certificate upon successful completion of the course. 


Monday 10 August - Sunday 6 September 2020
Delivered Online


BSc (Vet) (Hons) BVSc (Hons) CertSAM ECVIM-CA

Sophia Tzannes graduated from the University of Sydney with 1st Class Honours and the University Medal. She obtained a BSc (vet)(hons) in 1998 for work involving clinical anaesthesia and was selected for participation in the Cornell Leadership Program in America. Sophia then worked in private practice both in Canberra and the UK prior to completing an Internal Medicine/Oncology residency at Liverpool University. Her time in the UK allowed her to complete training with world authorities in the fields of oncology, gastroenterology/hepatology, neurology and diagnostic imaging, amongst other aspects of internal medicine. She was awarded Diplomate status through the European College of Veterinary Medicine (Canine and Feline Internal Medicine Specialist). Sophia continued to work in the Liverpool University clinic until joining SASH in 2008 as an Internal Medicine Specialist. Her particular interest is in oncology, immune mediated disease, neurology and all aspects of investigational medicine (endoscopy, advanced imaging). As well as lecturing undergraduates, Sophia continues to provide lectures to the veterinary community and is currently involved in intern and residency teaching programmes.

Course Fees

Member TypeTimeOnline
Recent Grad / Part-time Member$303
Student Member$152
Non-member / eMember$607
*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members

You may be eligible for a 10% discount off your registration. Please read the full Terms & Conditions to see if you are eligible. Discounts can’t be processed online so please contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 or to register.