SURGICAL treatment of neoplastic disease is playing an ever-increasing role in the veterinarian's approach to cancer therapy. In order to carry out successful oncological surgery, surgeons require more than a comprehensive knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and resection and reconstruction techniques for the specific area or organ involved. A thorough understanding of general tumour biology, the specific characteristics of the neoplasm involved, the stage of the disease and thus the prognosis, and the adjunctive therapies that may be appropriate, is also essential in each case.
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