Splenic Tumours

Splenic Tumours

Splenic Tumour Treatment for Pets in Melbourne

Our Melbourne clinic offers specialized treatment for pets diagnosed with splenic tumours. These tumours can be a serious health concern for pets, and our experienced team is dedicated to providing effective and compassionate care.

Diagnosing Splenic Tumours

Accurate diagnosis is essential for effective treatment:

  • Physical Examination: A thorough examination to identify symptoms such as abdominal swelling or lethargy.
  • Radiographs (X-rays): X-rays help in detecting the presence and size of the tumour.
  • Ultrasound: An ultrasound is often used to provide a more detailed view of the spleen and the nature of the tumour.
  • Biopsy: In some cases, a biopsy may be necessary to determine the type of tumour and guide treatment decisions.

Treatment Options

Treatment typically involves surgical intervention:

  • Splenectomy: The most common and effective treatment for splenic tumours is the surgical removal of the spleen (splenectomy). This procedure is performed under general anesthesia.
  • Chemotherapy: Depending on the type and stage of the tumour, chemotherapy may be recommended post-surgery.


The cost of treatment for splenic tumours varies depending on the surgery’s complexity and any additional treatments like chemotherapy. A detailed estimate will be provided after the initial assessment.

Payment Options

We offer several payment options to facilitate your pet’s treatment:

  • GapOnly: Simplifies insurance claims by covering only the gap amount.
  • VetPay: A financing solution to manage the costs of veterinary care over time.
  • Zip Money: Provides flexible payment plans for more manageable financial handling.


Aftercare is a critical part of recovery:

  • Postoperative Care: We provide comprehensive instructions for postoperative care, including pain management and wound care.
  • Follow-Up Visits: Regular appointments to monitor the healing process and manage any side effects from surgery or chemotherapy.
  • Ongoing Monitoring: Continuous monitoring is important to check for any signs of recurrence or complications.

Our dedicated team in Melbourne is committed to providing the highest level of care for pets with splenic tumours, from diagnosis through to recovery, ensuring the best possible outcome for their health.