Some ethical aspects concerning the chemotherapy treatment of small animals in veterinary medicine


  • Borzan Mihai Marian University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu Hatieganu" Cluj-Napoca Department of Animal Productions and Food Safety, USAMV Cluj
  • Todor Nicolae
  • Borzan Cristina University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu Hatieganu" Cluj-Napoca
  • Ciuleanu Tudor Eliade Oncology Institute "Prof. Dr. Ion Chiricuţă” Cluj-Napoca


cytostatic prescription, marketing software, multimedia platform, veterinary oncology


In veterinary medicine practice the cytostatic treatment is available mainly in printed form – books, articles, studies, researches. Due to ethical issues regarding the limited access to therapeutic protocols for the pets, through the elevated costs of the chemotherapy and in the absence of the animal health insurance for pets in case of cancer in Romania it is accepted the idea to introduce in practice the software for oncological therapy.
The research was realized based on an original questionnaire with the aim to find ethical aspects regarding the acceptance of the chemotherapy in veterinary treatment, the need to introduce a form of insurance for the pets in case of oncological treatment and the possible founding sources for the treatment.
The study confirmed that the practice vets consider unethical the idea of limiting the access to chemotherapy for small animal medicine. The study revealed the need to introduce some form of health insurance in the veterinary oncological practice and the payment for treatment should be covered by the owner, insurance, pharmaceutical and food producing companies.

Author Biography

Ciuleanu Tudor Eliade, Oncology Institute "Prof. Dr. Ion Chiricuţă” Cluj-Napoca

University of Medicine and Pharmacy "Iuliu Hatieganu" Cluj-Napoca


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