In fact – it’s always been available!
In 2006, Southpaws established the first dedicated deep-therapy radiation unit for animals in Australia. While it is not the most advanced form of radiation therapy, the orthovoltage unit at Southpaws is the same type of radiation therapy currently in use in 28 human facilities across Australia. We have treated hundreds of animals with generally excellent clinical results and acceptable side-effects.
Dedicated veterinary linear accelerators at centres in Sydney and Brisbane are amazing pieces of equipment. If we had a linear accelerator at Southpaws, we would use it preferentially over our orthovoltage machine in most cases.