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Department of Veterinary Medicine

Cambridge Veterinary School

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Dr Sarah Mason

Dr Sarah Mason

Principle Clinical Oncologist


Prior to training as a vet Sarah completed a BSc in molecular biology and a PhD in cell cycle regulation at the University of Glasgow. Following this she worked as a post-doctoral researcher at Harvard Medical School.

Sarah graduated from Liverpool in 2007 and worked in small animal practice for 2 years before returning to Liverpool to undertake a rotating internship. She remained at Liverpool and from 2010-2013 completed a Petsavers sponsored residency in Oncology.

Sarah then worked as a lecturer in Oncology at the University of Liverpool for 2 years. She obtained the RCVS certificate in advanced veterinary practice (Small Animal Medicine) in 2012; and the ECVIM diploma in veterinary oncology in 2014.

She took up the role of Principal Clinical Oncologist at the QVSH on July 2015

Subject groups/Research projects

Genetics and Oncology:

Research Interests

Sarah is interested in all aspects of small animal oncology and has a particular clinical research interest in chemotherapy in canine and feline patients. Sarah also has a strong interest in teaching and educational research and is currently working towards the post-graduate certificate in education.


  • Chemotherapy
  • Educational research


Key Publications

Ainsworth, S., Carter, S., FisherC., Dawson, J., Makrides, L., Nuttall, T., Mason, S.L. 2015. Ligneous membranitis in Scottish terriers is associated with a single nucleotide polymorphism in the plasminogen (PLG) gene. Animal Genetics. online: 11 SEP 2015 DOI: 10.1111/age.12339

Mason S.L., Elliott J, Grant I and Blackwood L. Effects of maropitant on vomiting in dogs receiving vincristine and cyclophosphamide. JSAP 2014 55, Issue (8) 391–398.

Mason S.L. Jepson R, Maltman, M. Batchelor, D. Trapped Neutrophil Syndrome in three U.K. Border Collies.  JSAP 2014 55(1) 57-60.

Mason S.L, McElroy, P and Nuttall, T Genetics of ligneous membranitis in Scottish Terriers (letter to editor) JSAP 2012 53(11) 668.

Mason, S.L, Maddox, T., Lillis, S and Blackwood L. Late presentation of canine nasal tumours in a UK hospital and treatment outcomes JSAP 2013 54(7) 347-353.