What is a board-certified veterinary oncologist?

My goal for this website is to provide pet owners with factual information regarding the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in pets and to delve into the complicated emotional aspects surrounding cancer care in animals. While this will always be my main focus, I wanted to revisit the basics of veterinary specialty care and help … Continue reading What is a board-certified veterinary oncologist?

I’m part of the problem. Are you?

A recent suicide of another veterinarian once again sparked a burst of concern regarding the mental health of those of us entrenched in this profession. As an isolated event, this news is nothing short of tragic. What is equally as concerning is how this heartbreaking news is an alarmingly repetitive part of our community. In … Continue reading I’m part of the problem. Are you?

I’m here to make cancer less scary…

A few weeks ago I was asked to be formally┬áinterviewed as a means to introduce me to the surrounding community. NC State takes an active role in promoting recently hired faculty and as the new kid on the block, it made sense it would be my turn to spend some time describing myself and my … Continue reading I’m here to make cancer less scary…

If you want to be a veterinarian, you better like people!

My advice to anyone aspiring to be a veterinarian? Get used to talking to people. Pursuing a career in veterinary medicine is tough. Just considering the process of applying to veterinary school is daunting. There are numerous standardized tests, the need for superior letters of recommendation, and the stress associated with composing the perfect personal … Continue reading If you want to be a veterinarian, you better like people!

Is a cure for FIP on the horizon?

Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is caused by a mutated version of a feline coronavirus that transforms from a benign, minimally pathogenic virus to an aggressive and deadly version. Feline infectious peritonitis (FIP) is a devastating diagnosis for a cat owner as the disease is considered 100% fatal. FIP is considered an incurable disease and the … Continue reading Is a cure for FIP on the horizon?