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As health care professionals, we are all dedicated to the same mission - providing care that improves the quality of life and preserves life's dignity. Our sole mission is to work with you, your companion patients and your family to deliver clinically excellent, compassionate care.

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BayCare Health is a medical supply donor for APAC the Free Veterinary Clinic serving Pinellas County Florida. APAC is jointly sponsored by For Paws Hospice and the Bay Area Disaster Animal Rescue Team, D.A.R.T. 

County Animal Rescue & Entry System

Pinellas County Sheriff's office Lost  or Found pet reporting site, upload photos, details and more


 The National Association of Counties in partnership with Caremark, corporate owner of CVS Pharmacies has established a grant program to fund discounts on prescription medications to American Families who are either uninsured or underinsured. Read more

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The AAHA Helping Pets Fund works with AAHA-accredited veterinary practices to identify pets in need. Accredited practices may then apply for assistance from the Fund for emergency and non-elective treatment of abandoned pets and pets whose owners are facing financial hardship.


The ACT Clinic is a low cost spay/neuter clinic that gives people an affordable way to do the right thing. Last year, over 44,000 dogs and cats were euthanized in the Tampa Bay area because there just were not enough homes for them all. Spay/neuter is the best way to stop the cycle and end this tragedy. Visit our web site for our prices and hours of operation: www.actampa.org. Call to make an appointment for a spay/neuter surgery: 813-250-3900.

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BluePearl Veterinary Partners has emergency and specialty hospitals in nine states. Each hospital is a referral-based veterinary facility; most offer 24-hour emergency services dedicated to providing a superior level of patient and client care through close cooperation with the family veterinarian. BluePearl hospitals are among the nation’s leading providers of emergency and specialty veterinary medicine.

A compounding pharmacy in Tampa specializing in preparing precision veterinary prescriptions for companion pet care and our newest partner, Carrollwood Pharmacy.  1.800.796.6886 
http://www.carrollwoodpharmacy.com/

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Dog Support and Rehabilitation Harness

 Our mission at K-9 Cart Company East is to restore dignity and renewed mobility resulting in an improved quality of life for both the pet and owner.




Use the following locator to find a school of veterinary oncology in your state

School of Veterinary Medicine

Affiliated Board Certified Veterinary Oncologists

ALABAMA

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Small Animal Teaching Hospital
Hoerlein Hall
Phone Number: 334-844-4690
Website Address: http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu

Ralph A. Henderson, DVM, MS
Principal Clinical and Research Interests:
Surgical instruction, general surgery, surgical oncology, and reconstruction

Mary Lynn Higginbotham, DVM
Special Interests: Tumor Biology, melanoma, lymphoma, osteosarcoma

Annette Smith, DVM, MS
Special Interests: Hemangiosarcoma, thymoma, tumor ngiogenesis, and intra-cavitary chemotherapy

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CALIFORNIA

Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
University of California, Davis
530- 752-1393
Website Address: http://www.vmth.ucdavis.edu

Michael S. Kent, DVM
Assistant Professor
Center for Companion Animals
Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences

Bruce R. Madewell, DVM
Professor Emeritus
Research Interests: Biotechnology cancer research,
cancer chemotherapy, molecular oncology

Steven Suter, DVM
Lecturer
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences

Gordon Theilen, DVM
Professor, Chief, Radiation Oncology
Fields of Interest: Biotechnology cancer research, Immunology (Companion Animal, Equine)

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COLORADO

Colorado State University
Animal Cancer Center
970- 297-4195
James L. Voss Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, CO 80523-1620
Phone: (970) 221-4535
Website Address: http://www.csuanimalcancercenter.org

Barbara J. Biller, DVM, MS, Diplmate ACVIM
Special Interest: Oncology diagnostics
Susan E. Lana, DVM, MS
Clinical Interests: Lymphoma, Paraneoplastic syndromes
Research Interests: Sub typing lymphoma to better predict outcome and tailor treatment regimes; the effect of fatty acid supplementation on chemotherapy drug resistance in canine lymphoma

Edward L. Gillette, DVM, PhD
Research Interests: Clinical radiation oncology, radiation oncology research, and the potential of using cancer in dogs as a model to benefit both animals and people.

Dennis W. Macy, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM
Clinical Interests: Oncology and infectious diseases
Research Interests: Vaccine reactions and vaccine associated sarcomas

David M. Vail, B.Sc. M.S. , D.V.M.
Clinical Interests: Medical Oncology
Research Interests: Experimental Cancer Therapeutics

Steven J. Withrow, D.V.M
Clinical Interests: Comparative Oncology, Surgical Oncology
Research Interests: Bone cancer
Pet cancer as a model for human disease.

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GEORGIA

UGA College of Veterinary Medicine
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
706- 542-3221
Website Address: http://www.vet.uga.edu/hospital

Nicole Northrup, DVM, DACVIM
Research Interests: Genetic predisposition to cancer; cancer therapy

 

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ILLINOIS
University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Small Animal Clinic
1008 West Hazelwood Drive
Urbana, IL 61802
217-333-5300
Website Address: http://www.cvm.uiuc.edu/vth/MedServices/SmallAnimal/
CancerCareClinic/CancerCareClinic.html

Sarah Charney, D.V.M.
Professional Interests: Include clinical trials of new chemotherapy agents and protocols, as well as therapies for metastatic cancer.

Louis-Philippe de Lorimier, B.Sc., D.V.M.
Professional Interests: Management of cancer pain and novel analgesic approaches; the use of bisphosphonates in veterinary oncology; novel therapeutics for feline and canine cancer patients; comparative oncology research with naturally-occurring cancer in dogs and cats.

Timothy M. Fan, DVM
Professional Interests: Tumor immunotherapy- Investigating the immunosuppressive effects of transforming growth factor beta in simian virus-induced endogenous brain tumors.

Aminobisphosphonates- Investigating the molecular mechanisms of cytotoxicity induced by aminobisphosphonates on malignant osteoblastic cell lines.

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INDIANA
Purdue University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
(765) 494-7607
Website Address: http://www.vet.purdue.edu/hospital/


Special Note: Dr. Deborah Knapp, Dr. Michael Lucroy and Dr. David Waters are involved in comparative oncology investigations. The focus of Purdue's Comparative Oncology Program, which treats about 1,000 cancer patients per year, is to determine and study forms of naturally occurring cancer in pet dogs and cats whose diseases closely mimic the human condition. Much of the work has been focused on bone, urinary tract and prostate cancer.

Dr. Deborah W. Knapp
Co-director; Professor
Chief of Clinical Oncology
DVM: Auburn University
PhD: Purdue University
MS: Purdue University
Board Certified: ACVIM (Oncology)

Dr. Michael D. Lucroy
Associate Professor
DVM: Purdue University
MS: University of California-Davis
Board Certified: ACVIM (Oncology)

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IOWA
Iowa State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Ames, Iowa 50010
515- 294-4900
Website Address: http://vth.cvm.iastate.edu/index.php

No available information on board certified veterinary oncologists

 

 

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KANSAS
Kansas State University
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
785- 532-5690
Website Address: http://www.vet.ksu.edu/depts/VMTH/index.htm

Laura D. Barrett, DVM
Research interests involve small animal clinical trials, looking at both new treatments for tumors in companion animals as well as markers that may be used for prognostication and treatment stratification. Current projects include participation in a multi-institutional trial looking at chemotherapy protocols for cats with squamous cell carcinoma and mammary tumors, as well as a trial involving immunotherapy for oral melanomas. Dr. Garrett is currently assessing mast cell numbers in the buffy coat smears of normal cats and cats with non-mast cell illness at the KSU Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, and also assessing platelet counts and platelet bound-antibody status in Greyhounds.

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LOUISIANA

Louisiana State University
School of Veterinary Medicine/Teaching Hospitals
225- 578-9600
Website Address: http://www.vetmed.lsu.edu/vth&c/default.htm

Glenna E. Mauldin, DVM, ACVIM (Oncology), ACVM
Clinical Interests: Medical oncology, hematology, critical care nutrition, transfusion medicine
Research Interests: Cancer cachexia, protein-energy malnutrition

G. Neal Mauldin, DVM, ACVIM (Internal Medicine and Oncology), ACVR (Radiation Oncology)
Clinical Interests: Radiation Oncology
Research Interests: Molecular Oncology

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MASSACHUSETTS
Tufts University
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
508- 839-5302
Website Address: http://www.tufts.edu/vet/sah/harrington.html
Lisa G. Barber, DVM, ACVIM
General Research Interest: Medical Oncology
Research and Clinical Interests: Biological response modifiers and immunotherapy in the treatment of cancer., Epidemiology of cancer, palliative care

Susan M. Cotter, DVM, ACVIM
Distinguished Professor
Department of Clinical Sciences
General Research Interest: Hematology, Oncology

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MICHIGAN

Michigan State University
Veterinary Medical Center
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824-1314
517- 353-4523
Website Address: http://cvm.msu.edu/vth/index.htm

Evan T. Keller, DVM, PhD
Research Interests: Dr. Keller’s team is attempting to determine what influences prostate cancer to metastasize and specifically how it interacts with bone. Another research focus of his group is exploring the mechanism through which aging modulates gene expression. Thy have been primarily focused on oxidative stress as a mediator of gene expression. Finally, his team is developing zebrafish as a model for aging.

Barbara Kitchell, DVM, Ph D
Professor, Director of the Center for Comparative Oncology
Clinical Interests: medical oncology and innovated treatments for animals with cancer
Research Interest: Spontaneous animal tumor models, clinical trial design, molecular diagnostic and prognostic test, molecular biology cancer

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MINNESOTA
University of Minnesota
Veterinary Medical Center
1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
612- 625-7229
Website Address: http://www.cvm.umn.edu/vmc/forclients/smallanimalhospital/
home.html

Jeffrey Klausner, DVM, M.S.
Research Interests: Dr. Klausner is interested in strengthening animal disease research, especially using models of spontaneously-occurring diseases that will lead to beneficial discoveries for animals and humans. He also seeks to strengthen the veterinarian's research role in emerging infectious diseases and so-called zoonotic diseases, which are diseases that can be transmitted between animals and humans.
Clinical Interests: Clinical interests include small animal medicine in Urology, Infectious Disease, Gastroenterology, Oncology, Hematology, and Immunology

Elizabeth McNiel, DVM, M.S., PhD
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology - Radiation Oncology
Research Interests: Mechanisms of carcinogenesis, particularly the role of acquired and inherited genetic factors. Dr. McNiel is attempting to utilize the large, clinically well-characterized, source of animal tumors that are available in the clinic to elucidate tumorigenic processes. Her team is investigating cancers that occur spontaneously in both cats and dogs. Her laboratory combines a wide range of molecular and cellular biologic techniques with epidemiologic and clinical investigations. They are also developing an array of molecular cytogenetic resources for clinical and research purposes.
Clinical Interests: Medical and Radiation Oncology

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MISS1SSIPPI
Mississippi State University
College of Veterinary Medicine
Animal Health Services
P.O. Box 6100
Mississippi State, MS 39762-6100
Phone: 662 325-3432
Fax: 662 325-4596
Website Address: http://www.cvm.msstate.edu/ahc/

No information available on board certified veterinary oncologists.

 

 

 

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MISSOURI
University Of Missouri-Columbia
Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital/Oncology
(573) 882-7821
Website Address:
http://www.cvm.missouri.edu/oncology/index.htm

Carolyn Henry, DVM
Specific Research Interests: relate to canine bladder cancer, mammary cancer, osteosarcoma, and comparative oncology/cancer epidemiology.
Kim Selting, DVM
Professional interests include studying the toxicity of certain drugs to the heart and novel treatments for solid tumors.
Thrall, Donald E., D.V.M., Ph.D.
Professor, College of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Molecular Biomedical Sciences
Research Area: Primary research focus is the use of spontaneous tumors in pet dogs and cats as a model to study tumor physiology and novel treatments.
Current Research: Dr. Thrall’s current research is centered around the use of hyperthermia as a cancer treatment modality.

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NEW YORK
Cornell University Hospital For Animals
Box 20
College of
Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-6401
607- 253-3060
Website Address:
http://www.vet.cornell.edu/hospital/companion.htm

Margaret C. McEntee, DVM
Research/Clinical Interests: Contrast Enhanced CT Scanning, Advancing the Technical Aspects of Radiation Therapy and Linear Accelerator/3D Treatment Planning

Rodney L. Page, MS, DVM
Diplomate - American College of
Veterinary Internal Medicine
Alexander deLahunta Chair of Clinical Sciences
Professor of Medicine
Director, Cornell Comparative Cancer Program

Kenneth M. Rassnick, DVM
Diplomate - American College of
Veterinary Medicine

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NORTH CAROLINA

North Carolina State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
919- 513-6786
Website Address: http://www.cvm.ncsu.edu/vth/

Marlene Hauck, DVM, PhD
Specialty: Treatment of solid and hematopoietic tumors, Clinical trials of novel therapeutic agents
Laurel Williams, DVM
Research Area: Clinical research examining tumor behavior and response to new treatment modalities in spontaneous canine and feline tumors.

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OHIO

The Ohio State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
(614) 292-3551
Website Address: http://www.vet.ohio-state.edu/hospital.htm

C. Guillermo Couto, DVM
Diplomate ACVIM
Research Interests: Clinical hematology, Metastatic neoplasia , Chemotherapy, Hemostasis, Greyhound medicine

William Kisseberth, DVM, MS
Diplomate ACVIM
Research Interests: Comparative oncology , Cancer genetics , Experimental therapeutics
Lymphoma

Cheryl London DVM, PhD
Research Interests: The use of spontaneous tumors in dogs and cats as models for human cancer, Investigation of kinase dysfunction in animal tumors, Mouse models of Kit dysregulation , Cellular Biology, Molecular Oncology, Mast Cell Disorders

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OKLAHOMA

Oklahoma State University
Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
1 Boren Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: 405- 744-6595
Website Address: http://www.cvm.okstate.edu/Depts/VTH/vth_services.htm

No information available at this time.

 

 

 

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OREGON
Oregon State University
College Of Veterinary Medicine
200 Magruder Hall
Corvallis OR 97331-4801
541- 737-4456
Website Address: http://www.vet.orst.edu/

Stuart Helfand, DVM, DACVIM
No information available on research activities and/or clinical interests.

 

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PENNSYLVANIA

University of Pennsylvania
School of Veterinary Medicine
Department of Clinical Studies -Philadelphia
3900 Delancey Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6010
215- 898-4680
Website Address: http://www.vet.upenn.edu/ryan/

Karin Sorenmo C.M.V., Dipl. A.C.V.I.M.
Clinical interests: Tumor angiogenesis and metastatic disease, tumor immunology, canine and feline lymphosarcoma, treatment of high grade solid tumors
Research interests: Tumor angiogenesis and tumor immunology

Lillian E. Duda , V.M.D., Dip. A.C.V.R., (R.O.)
Research Interests: Palliative radiation therapy, quality of life issues.

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TENNESSEE
University Of Tennessee
College of Veterinary Medicine
(865) 974-5701 or (865) 974-5702
Website Address: http://www.vet.utk.edu/clinical/sacs/
Alfred M. Legendre, DVM
Clinical Interests: The diagnosis and treatment of the cancer patient.
Infectious diseases with special interest in fungal diseases especially blastomycosis.
Retrovirus diseases of cats (feline leukemia virus and feline immunodeficiency virus) as well as feline infectious peritonitis.

Amy K. LeBlanc, DVM
Clinical Interests: Medical Oncology; focus on leukemias and lymphomas in dogs and cats
Research Interests: Novel diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for cancer diagnosis and management, Telomeres and telomerase, Immunosuppression in cancer patients, Molecular markers of cancer in dogs, cats, and exotic species

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VIRGINIA
Virginia-Maryland Regional college
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
540-231-4621
Website Address: http://www.vth.vt.edu/home.asp

No information available on board certified veterinary oncologists

 

 

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WASHINGTON STATE
Washington State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
509- 335-0751 / 509 335-0752 / 509- 335-0711
Website Address:
http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/depts-vth/smallAnimalServices.asp

Janean Fidel BS, MS, DVM
Diplomate ACVIM (Medical Oncology) & ACVR (Radiation Oncology)
Specific Research Areas: COX2 inhibitors, histiocytic sarcoma, radiation therapy.

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