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Feline Lymphoma: A Case Study for Vet Students

Posted by Cathy Barnette on June 30, 2021 at 5:33 AM

Feline lymphoma is a malignant cancer of the lymphatic system, the exquisitely structured arrangement of internal organs and tissues that directly or indirectly influences virtually every aspect of a cat’s physical existence.1

Here is a case study Vet Students can review to help them with the correct questions and topics to cover. 


You’re two months out of vet school and finally finding your groove as a new grad in general practice. One busy afternoon, an 11-year-old MN Siamese cat named Ricky presents for a two-month history of weight loss, intermittent vomiting, and soft stool. 

Before entering the exam room, you review Ricky’s medical record and history. You see that Ricky is an indoor cat and is the only pet in his home. He is up to date on all preventive care; he receives core vaccines, yearly fecal parasite exams, yearly bloodwork, and regular dental cleanings.

He was last seen seven months ago for an annual exam and his bloodwork and urinalysis were normal at that time. He has definitely lost weight, though; he weighed 12.1 lbs seven months ago and today he is down to 9.1 lbs. 

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