Dr Tania Banks

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Qualifications: BVSc, FACVSc (Small Animal Surgery), GC(HEd), Phd

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Specialisation: Soft Tissue Surgery

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Tania graduated from The University of Queensland in 1997, and then spend 18 months in small animal practice in Brisbane. An internship was then followed by a small animal surgery residency at The University of Queensland and at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) Underwood. Tania was awarded a Fellowship in small animal surgery (by examination) in 2005, and has practiced as a specialist surgeon at various referral centers in England and Brisbane, and recently completed a PhD in tissue engineering. Tania currently works as a small animal surgeon at Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS). Tania performs all aspects of small animal surgery with a particular emphasis on soft tissue and oncology surgery.

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Journal articles:
1. Banks TA, Straw RC, Thomson M, Powers B (2004) Soft tissue sarcoma in dogs: A study assessing surgical margin, tumour grade and clinical outcome. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 34:158-163. 2. Banks TA, Langova V, Straw RC (2003). Repair of Three Pathological Fractures in a Dog with Multiple Myeloma. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 33:98-102. 3. Banks TA, RC Straw (2004) Multilobular Osteochondrosarcoma of the hard palate in a dog. Australian Veterinary Journal 82(7):409-12. 4. Banks TA (2003) Persistent left cranial vena cava in a dog- clinical note. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, Published March 2003 5. Banks TA, Straw RC (2004). A case of canine nasal squamous cell carcinoma down-staged with chemotherapy prior to complete surgical resection. Australian Veterinary Practitioner 34:153-156.