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Aaron Harper

Aaron Harper

RCVS and EBVS European Veterinary Specialist in Small Animal Oncology, Head of Oncology


Aaron joined Wear Referrals in April 2021 to establish the oncology department. 

He joined us from fellow Linnaeus practice Southfields Veterinary Specialists, where he worked from May 2018. During his tenure, Aaron established the oncology residency program before becoming the Head of Medical Oncology in 2020 at the facility.  

Aaron began his career in general practice in Northwest England in 2008 after graduating from the University of Cambridge. 

 In 2016, he completed a residency in small animal oncology at the University of Liverpool and during that time he completed the Certificate in Advanced Veterinary Practice (Small Animal Medicine). Aaron achieved the European Diploma in Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) in 2017 and became a European and RCVS recognised Specialist in Oncology.  His most recent qualification was a postgraduate certification in medical education (oncology) from the University of Dundee in 2023.

 Aaron’s main areas of interest are in haematological cancers and the medical management of these conditions. He is also interested in novel therapies for dogs and cats with cancer, along with the management of side-effects in these cases and his research to date has been on this subject.  He has spoken extensively on a variety of medical oncology topics at local and national CPD events. Aaron has also contributed to over 15 research publications in veterinary oncology and has served as an associate editor for Vet Record Case Reports.

Aaron has sat on the BSAVA Congress Programme Committee and the ECVIM Oncology Exam Committee. He is currently the Subject Matter Expert for medical oncology on the Linnaeus Clinical Board.

Outside of work, Aaron’s spare time is taken up entertaining his two cats, Rou and Mischief and his mini-Dachshund, Penfold.