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Melbourne Hospital Admits Cat And Dog Cancer Patients

by | 5th, October 2008

IN Australia, the people and the animals are as one:

A MAJOR Melbourne hospital has been treating pet animals as private cancer patients in secret after-hours appointments. The Alfred struck a deal with at least one vet to treat cats and dogs with its multi-million-dollar radiation therapy machines in 2001.

So reports the Herald Sun. The paw loves…

About 100 animals are treated at the Southern Animal Referral Centre in Highett each year, centre spokesman Mark Amott says.

He said animals being treated in human medical centres was a closely guarded industry secret.

“There is nothing under-handed about it from the veterinary side of things, but they really have to sneak them in,” he said.

“You see a dog on a (radiation) machine and people complain about it. They think it’s unclean.”

You see a dog tied to a radiator and people comnplain. You just can’t win…


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