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Oncology

onco header-2Welcome to the MU Veterinary Health Center Oncology Service.

Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art, compassionate cancer care for animals and to teach veterinary students, interns and residents about safe and proper diagnostics and treatments. In addition, we strive to advance evidence-based cancer medicine among all species with an emphasis in our research on comparative medicine. We believe a team approach is crucial when treating pets with cancer. We partner with your veterinarian to provide the best care for your pet. We hope that you will choose us to be a part of your pet’s team.

While we cannot provide medical consultation or recommendations over the Internet or by phone for animals we have not seen, we hope this site will answer some initial questions for people whose pets are diagnosed with cancer. Now, more than ever, treatments available for cancer increase constantly. Cancer treatments are typically well-tolerated, and we strive to maintain an excellent quality of life for each pet we treat. Our first and most important job is to offer options and then to help pet owners choose the option that best fits their pet, their life and their goals.


Faculty Veterinarians

Sandra Bechtel, DVM, DACVIM-Oncology
Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology
Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Oncology

Jeffrey N. Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM-Oncology
Associate Professor of Medical Oncology
Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Oncology

Brian Flesner, DVM, MS, DACVIM-Oncology
Assistant Professor of Medical Oncology
Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Oncology

Carolyn Henry, DVM, MS, DACVIM-Oncology
Professor of Medical Oncology
Associate Dean for Research and Postgraduate Studies
Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Oncology

Jimmy C. Lattimer, DVM, MS, DACVR-Radiology and Radiation Oncology
Associate Professor of Radiology and Radiation Oncology
Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Radiology
Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Radiation Oncology

Charles Maitz, DVM, PhD, DACVR-Radiation Oncology
Assistant Professor of Radiation Oncology
Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Radiation Oncology

Kimberly Selting, DVM, MS, DACVIM-Oncology, DACVR-Radiation Oncology
Associate Teaching Professor of Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology
Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Oncology
Board-Certified Specialist in Veterinary Radiation Oncology

Residents

Shirley Chu, DVM (Medical Oncology)

Kim Menard, DVM (Medical Oncology)

Sarah Rippy, DVM (Medical Oncology)

Katie Robinson, DVM (Medical Oncology)

Jenny Schutte, DVM (Radiation Oncology)

Oncology Staff

Stephanie Adams, Veterinary Referral Coordinator

Whitney Fahrendorf, RVT, Medical Oncology Veterinary Technician

Anastasia Glahn, BS, RVT, Medical Oncology Veterinary Technician

Joni Lunceford, CNMT, Nuclear Medicine/PET Technologist

Jeff March, VT, Radiation Oncology Veterinary Technician

Debbie Tate, RVT, VTS (Oncology), Clinical Trials Coordinator and Medical Oncology Veterinary Technician

Francesca Tocco, MSW, Grief Counselor

Megan Young, RVT, Radiation Oncology Veterinary Technician

Radiopharmaceutical Research

Michael Lewis, MS, PhD
Professor of Oncology

Comparative Oncology and Epigenetics Laboratory

Jeffrey N. Bryan, DVM, MS, PhD, DACVIM-Oncology
Director

Senthil R. Kumar, PhD
Assistant Director