Dog cancer centre at Animal Health Trust faces busiest year yet

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More than 130 dogs from 20 breeds with 15 types of cancer have been treated in the Kennel Club Cancer Centre at the Animal Health Trust (AHT) near Newmarket, since the pioneering facility opened in 2012.

And this year is set to be the busiest year yet as the centre’s reputation grows and caseload increases.

The charity known for both its specialist veterinary services and veterinary research, with a dedicated canine cancer research programme involving clinical oncologists, molecular biologists and geneticists, working together on one site.

The building and development of the centre was helped with an interest-free £1.5 million loan from The Kennel Club, which the AHT has now paid back in full.

Kennel Club chairman, Professor Steve Dean, said: “The centre carries out remarkable work to benefit dog health and we are glad we were able to assist by providing the loan. The number of dogs already helped is extremely encouraging and we look forward to the further strides it is taking in terms of researching and treating cancer in dogs.