Stephanie E. S. Lindley, DVM, DACVIM, CVA

Clinical Professor, Oncology
Holland M. Ware Endowed Distinguished Professor in Veterinary Oncology

Stephanie E. S. Lindley Photo


Department of Clinical Sciences

Auburn University
College of Veterinary Medicine
1130 Wire Road
Auburn, AL 36849



DVM, Louisiana State University, 2004
BS, Texas A&M University, Biology



Dr. Lindley is a native of Louisiana. She graduated from Texas A&M University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in biology before entering the veterinary program at Louisiana State University.

Following veterinary school graduation with honors in 2004, she completed a one-year rotating small animal internship at Texas A&M University. She completed a three-year residency in medical oncology at the University of Tennessee in 2008.

Dr. Lindley joined the Auburn faculty in 2008. While at Auburn University, she has pursued further interests in veterinary medical communication, acupuncture, equine oncology, marine mammal medicine and oncology, and continued collaboration with other universities for oncology clinical trials and retrospective studies. During her tenure at Auburn, Dr. Lindley has authored more than twenty publications.

Research Interests


Lymphoma, hematologic neoplasia, acupuncture, flow cytometry, and equine oncology.

Publications and Links


Iwaki Y, Lindley S, Smith A, Curran KM, Looper J, Canine myxosarcomas, a retrospective analysis of 32 dogs (2003-2018).  BMC Vet Res. 2019 June 27;15(1):2017.

Marquardt TM, Lindley SES, Smith AN, Cannon CM, Rodriguez CO Jr, Thamm DH, Childress MO, Northrup NC, Substitution of mitoxantrone for doxorubicin in a multidrug chemotherapeutic protocol for first – line treatment of dogs with multi-centric intermediate- to large-cell lymphoma. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2019 Jan 15; 254(2):236-242.

Harding K, Bergman N, Smith A, Lindley S, Szivek A, Milner R, Brawner W, Lejeune A, Response rate to a single dose of vinblastine administered to dogs with treatment – naïve multicentric lymphoma.  Vet Comp Oncol. 2018 Dec; 16(4):636-641.

Schleis SE. Cancer Screening Tests for Small Animals. Vet Clin North Am Small Anim Pract. 2014 Sep; 44(5):871-81.

Back AR, Schleis SE, Smirkovski OA, Smith AN, Lee JI, Phillips J. Mechlorethamine, vincristine, melphalan, and prednisone (MOMP) for the treatment of relapsed lymphoma in dogs. Vet Comp Oncol. 2013 Aug 5. doi: 10.1111/vco.12055. [epub ahead of print].

Taintor J, Schleis S. Equine Lymphoma. Equine Veterinary Education. 2011 Apr; 23(4):205-213.

Schleis S,Rizzo S, Phillips J, LeBlanc A. Asparaginase Associated Pancreatitis in a Dog. Can Vet J. 2011 Sep; 52(9): 1009-12.

Schleis SE, LeBlanc AK, Neilsen NR, LeBlanc CJ. Flow cytometric evaluation of multidrug resistance proteins on grossly normal canine nodal lympocye membranes. Am J Vet Res 2008 Oct; 69 (10):1310-5