Animal Cancer Care established in November 1997 by Dr Rod Straw offered the first veterinary oncology specialist service in Australia. The company provided a referral veterinary oncology service and operated from the School of Veterinary Science at the University of Queensland in Brisbane.
Cancer in companion animals
The prevalence of cancer in companion animals is increasing. This is in part due to animals living longer as a result of better nutrition, vaccinations, better preventative and therapeutic medical interventions, registration, and leash laws. This increasing prevalence means that veterinarians will be called upon more frequently to diagnose and manage companion animals with cancer.