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Oncology (Pet Cancer Care)


Neil E. Palmer. BVSc, MSc (Clin Onc) MRCVS

The oncology team comprises Neil Palmer, Kirsty Chippendale RVN and Alex Taylor RVN. Neil attained his Masters degree in clinical oncology with distinction from the University of Birmingham in 2014.

His particular interest is in reconstructive su rgery andthe use of chemotherapy in both the adjuvant and neo-adjuvant settings. Kirsty achieved her foundation degree in veterinary nursing in 2010 and is currently studying for her advanced Nursing diploma.

The expansion of the facilities at Abbey House in 2017 has allowed the creation of a dedicated oncology suite for the delivery of surgical and medical cancer treatments.

The complex includes patient prep room, containment chamber, chemotherapy room, operating theatre and kennels for six inpatients.

It is removed from the main centre of the practice creating a calm and undisturbed environment for our patients who often make multiple visits to the hospital and may not be in the best of health.

The calm atmosphere is supported by dedicated and sympathetic nursing care. Onsite CT and a regularly visiting MRI scanner means that we can offer the best in staging and planning.

Though the treatments we offer are advanced, if required we can arrange tertiary referrals for radiotherapy.

Please visit our “Pet Cancer Care” section on the website and our “Pet Cancer Care” Facebook page for more information.

Staff Members

Neil E Palmer
Veterinary Surgeon BVSc, MSc (Clin Onc) MRCVS Find Out More >
Oncology (Pet Cancer Care)

Neil graduated from Liverpool University in 1987 and joined the veterinary team at Abbey House in November 2009. He has a particular interest in oncology cases and has a Masters degree in clinical oncology.

Alex Alexander
Oncology Nurse RVN
Oncology (Pet Cancer Care)
Kirsty Chippendale
Oncology/Surgical Veterinary Nurse Dip AVN, Dip HE CVN, FdSc , RVN Find Out More >
Oncology (Pet Cancer Care)

Kirsty qualified in 2010 with a FdSc degree in Veterinary Nursing from Harper Adams University. Kirsty joined the team at Morely in July 2014, taking a position within the Onocology team in January 2015. She has a special interest in palliative care and Quality of Life, which was the subject of her dissertation for her Advanced Veterinary Nursing Diploma. In February 2018, Kirsty gained her Advanced Nursing Diploma with Distinction.

Jenna Carrick
Oncology Nurse RVN
Oncology (Pet Cancer Care)