Coronavirus (COVID-19) Update:

Melbourne Animal Cancer Care is working hard to limit the spread of coronavirus and maintain safety within our workplace for both you, your pets and our staff. We please ask that if you have had any flu like symptoms or had recent travel overseas, that you refrain from physically coming into the building. We still want to provide cancer care for your pets, but it may be that we consult with you remotely either through zoom or the phone. Your pet can still be examined however it may mean that your pet gets dropped off with one of our oncology nurses at front of our building. They can then come into the clinic for assessment and return to you afterwards,  once again the exchange can occur at the front of our building.
Please find attached some helpful links providing more information regarding Covid 19 and animals.

What is a veterinary specialist?

Further animal cancer resources

  • Veterinary Cancer Society:
  • Colorado State University animal cancer centre:
    The Argus Institute is also available on this website, it has some great information as well as counselling and support services
  • Merial’s canine melanoma vaccine (Oncept).
  • Tripawds three legged dog and cat amputation recovery support community. This is a user supported community for sharing your story and learning about amputation and bone cancer care for your pets.

Coping with pet loss and pet-related grief 

  • Nexus Psychology.  If you are experiencing grief, anxiety or other concerns, Dori and the team at Nexus Psychology can help: or (03) 9500 0751
  • The Cancer Council of Australia. There are many decisions regarding which treatment to choose when cancer has been diagnosed. These may include complimentary and alternative therapies. The cancer Council of Australia has some helpful information as well as a booklet which addresses complimentary therapies. Whilst this site mainly pertains to humans, there is useful information that can be extracted for our veterinary patients (link:

If you would like to donate to cancer research via the Veterinary Cancer Society – ‘The Veterinary Cancer Society is devoted to improving the treatment of cancer in small animals’. If you would like to make a donation please click on the following link