Lymphoma: Where are we now? | Centre for Veterinary Education

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 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.


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.

The TimeOnline nurse rate is the same as the Recent Grad/Part-time member rate in the table below. If you are a nurse and would like to register please contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979.

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, you will be able to:

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

  • Know what staging tests are important for our patients with lymphoma

  • Feel more confident choosing the best chemotherapy options and safely administering chemotherapy

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


  1. Canine Lymphoma - Introduction, Classification & Clinical Presentations
  2. Canine Lymphoma - Diagnostics & Staging 
  3. Canine Lymphoma - Treatment 
  4. Canine Lymphoma - Prognosis
  5. Feline Lymphoma - Introduction, Classification & Clinical Presentations  
  6. Feline Lymphoma - Staging, Diagnostics, Treatment & Prognosis

Course Delivery

This course includes:

  • Written notes, photographs, videos and case studies

  • Self-assessed multiple choice quizzes to test your knowledge and understanding

  • A discussion forum for conversation, debate and information exchange with your peers and tutors

  • An electronic certificate available for download upon successful completion of the course

The estimated time to complete this course is 10 hours and it will be open for 4 weeks.


Monday 6 August - Sunday 2 September 2018
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

Course Fees

Member TypeTimeOnline
Recent Grad / Part-time Member$289
Student Member$145
Non-member / eMember$578
*Members include: Practice, Professional and Academic members

The TimeOnline nurse rate is the same as the Recent Grad/Part-time member rate in the table above. 

Repeat CPD Participant Discount*

If you have:

  • Completed 2 or more Distance Education (DE) courses in the previous 5 years, you are eligible for a 10% discount on future DE courses.
  • Participated in a CVE DE, TimeOnline or face-to-face CPD in the past 12 months you are eligible for a 10% discount for further registrations (excluding DE, workshops, the Practical Ultrasound -Intensive Short Course and the Recent Graduate Survival Seminar).

*Discounts are not cumulative. For further information about discount options for multiple registrations at the one event, please read the full Terms & Conditions.

Discounts and nurse registrations can’t be processed online. Please contact the CVE on +61 2 9351 7979 (Monday to Friday, AEST 9am to 5pm) or


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