Read the Oncology brochure (PDF).
About the Service
The mission of the Oncology Service is to help animals with cancer achieve longer, happier lives. While a cure is not possible in all instances of cancer, usually some form of therapy can improve your pet’s quality of life.
What We Do
We offer specialized tests for the diagnosis of cancer, including imaging (digital radiography, ultrasound, CT scans, MRI, and nuclear medicine), lymphography, biopsies, cytology, and flow cytometry along with other molecular diagnostics. Treatment options include surgery, radiation therapy, injectable and oral chemotherapy, immunotherapy and electrochemotherapy. A state-of-the-art Varian EdgeTM linear accelerator was installed in 2019 and is capable of precisely targeting tumors using intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) or stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT).
Additionally, our clinical trials may offer innovative diagnostics or treatment options for certain cancer types. Consultation with other services within the hospital allow for management of patients with complicated conditions. Your pet’s comfort and well-being are always our top priority.
The Oncology Service is composed of three medical oncology faculty, two radiation oncology faculty, and one surgical oncologist. Additionally, 2 to 3 graduate veterinary residents and 1 to 2 interns are training in the specialty of oncology. Several veterinary technicians and a radiation therapy technologist assist in providing patient care.
Meet the Team
Noelle Bergman, DVM, MS,
Stephanie E. S. Lindley, DVM,
Ashley Smith, DVM, MS,
Brad Matz, DVM, MS, DACVS,
ACVS Fellow, Surgical Oncology
Greg Almond, DVM, MS,
DACVR (Radiation Oncology &
Larissa Castro, DVM,
DACVR (Radiation Oncology)
Oncology Support Staff
- Elizabeth Stickelmaier, Oncology Technician Supervisor
- Leigh Mitchell, Oncology Assistant
- Kelly Chappell, Oncology Assistant
- Jamie Hornsby, Oncology Technician
- Rachel Mikulencak, Oncology Technician
- Lynsie McMullen, Oncology Assistant
- Charles Lemmond, Radiation Therapy Technologist
- Ashly Leonard, Client Service Representative