Fitzpatrick Referrals welcomes Michael Macfarlane to Oncology team
Dr Michael Macfarlane has joined Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue in Guildford, Surrey as Senior Clinician in Medical Oncology.
Michael qualified from the University of Glasgow in 2009 and then worked in first opinion practice in Buckinghamshire and Northern Ireland. He then returned to the University of Glasgow in 2012 to further his training and experience in oncology by completing four years of additional training.
He completed an ECVIM residency in oncology in 2016 and became a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and a European Specialist in Oncology in 2017. Michael worked at a private referral practice in Surrey prior to joining Fitzpatrick Referrals. Earlier this year, Michael was awarded a Masters degree in Veterinary Medicine. This additional qualification was focused on canine mast cell tumours.
I am absolutely delighted to have joined Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue hospital. I have had a long-standing ambition to work as part of the fantastic team here since visiting the hospital during my specialist training in 2015. At this visit, I immediately felt at home in a group of people driven to deliver the very best compassionate care for dogs and cats.
My ambition is to develop the very best ways to minimise the impact that cancer has on animals. I know that Fitzpatrick Referrals is the best environment for me to be able to achieve this. Throughout the hospital, there is an amazing positive attitude and a collective drive to improve the overall care we can give to pets with cancer. I am also excited by the opportunity to be able to help others to achieve their goals in improving cancer care for pets.
Clinical director of Fitzpatrick Referrals Oncology and Soft Tissue, Professor Nick Bacon adds,
We really enjoyed having Michael visit back in 2015 and he complemented the team perfectly. We are very pleased all the stars have aligned and he is now able to join us as Senior Clinician. He brings an added dimension of oncology experience and is clearly passionate about the team approach looking after both the patient and the family. That aligns exactly with our ethos. It’s a great fit.
Launched three years ago in 2015, Fitzpatrick Referrals state-of-art animal hospital in Guildford aims to change the way cancer is treated and viewed in companion animals. The oncology service continues to grow and Fitzpatrick Referrals is delighted to have Michael Macfarlane join the team.