About Veterinary Oncology Consultants

Our mission is to assist other veterinarians in providing the highest possible quality of life for pets with cancer and their human families, by making evidence- and compassion-based recommendations for their care and providing educational materials.

We are board-certified veterinary oncologists, providing remote consultations to veterinarians located anywhere, by phone, fax, or email, when they are caring for a pet with cancer. Our consultations include information on the biology and behaviour of the particular type of cancer as well as recommendations for the diagnostic and therapeutic approach. When needed, we can also provide veterinarians with educational materials to give to the owner-caregiver of the pet.

Our recommendations and educational materials are based on the knowledge gained in our specialty training, over 30 years of combined experience in treating pets with cancer, and the latest information published in the scientific literature, combined with our genuine concern for the well-being of each individual veterinary cancer patient and his or her human family.


Penny Thomas

BVSc(Hons1) MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) FANZCVS (Veterinary Oncology)

Dr Penny Thomas graduated from the University of Sydney in 2011 and initially spent time in mixed practice in the NSW Hunter Valley. She went on to undergo her internship and residency training at the Small Animal Specialist Hospital in Sydney. During the course of her training she spent time at Colorado State University, The Animal Health Trust in the UK, University of Madison Wisconsin and time in the Chris O'Brien Lifehouse in Sydney. She obtained her memberships in Small Animal Medicine from the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in 2015. She became a Fellow of the college in 2019 and is a Registered Specialist in Veterinary Oncology. She has recently undergone postgraduate study in Psychology and has helped mentor many recent graduate veterinarians. Penny has a passion for providing educational materials and mentorship to her fellow veterinarians and believes that the patients quality of life is by far the most important part of cancer treatment.


Antony S Moore

BVSc, MVSc, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)


Dr Tony Moore trained as a veterinarian at the University of Sydney, Australia obtaining his degree (BVSc) in 1980. After completing an internship at the same institution, he worked in practice in Sydney for 5 years and completed a Master's degree in feline haematology. At this time he found immense satisfaction in helping improve the life of pets with terminal diseases, but realized he needed further training to give the best support to his patients and their caregivers. He emigrated to the USA, and trained at University of California, Davis in medical oncology. In 1988, he accepted a position at Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine and saw the oncology program grow both in size and reputation. He is particularly proud of the 10 oncology residents he has helped train, many of whom direct oncology programs at veterinary schools across the USA. Tony's special interest is the epidemiology of cancer as it relates to companion animals.

- Tony's publications and lectures


Angela Frimberger

VMD, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)


Dr Angela Frimberger graduated from the University of Connecticut in 1986 and the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1990. She completed her Residency in Oncology at Tufts University in 1995 and remained as adjunct faculty until 2003. In 2000 she completed a research fellowship in bone marrow biology and transplantation at the University of Massachusetts Cancer Center. She treats all medical cancer problems in animals, however her area of focus is bone marrow transplantation-based treatments. Angela hopes to significantly improve remission and cure rates for animals with cancer while still keeping quality of life as the top priority.

- Angela's publications and lectures



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