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Claire M. Cannon
Assistant Professor
Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Professional Interests

  • Dr. Cannon’s research at the University of Minnesota focused on targeted therapies for canine osteosarcoma and for feline oral squamous cell carcinoma. Her primary interest is in translating new therapies from the laboratory into clinical trials that may benefit animals with cancer and help lead to new insights into cancer in both animals and people. Currently she is leading a clinical trial in collaboration with researchers at the University of Minnesota evaluating a new therapy targeting protein kinase CK2 for feline oral squamous cell carcinoma.

Education

  • BVSc (hons) University of Melbourne, Australia

Training

  • Emergency and Internal Medicine Internship at Animal Referral Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  • Oncology Internship at Animal Referral Hospital, Sydney, Australia
  • Oncology Residency, University of Minnesota
  • Oncology Research Fellowship, University of Minnesota

Board Certification

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)

Background

  • Dr. Cannon completed her veterinary education in her home country of Australia. She worked for two years in mixed animal practice, treating everything from guinea pigs to racehorses, with a few kangaroos and koalas for good measure. After traveling and working in the United Kingdom in 2006, she returned to Australia to advance her training by completing an internship in small animal emergency and internal medicine at the Animal Referral Hospital in Sydney. It was here that she realized that she wanted to specialize in oncology in order to educate pet owners, veterinary students, veterinarians and the wider community about cancer in animals and the many options available for treatment. She moved to Minnesota in 2009 in order to undertake an oncology residency and stayed on at the University of Minnesota for an additional year following her residency to complete further research before joining the faculty at UT in 2013.

Professional Societies

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Veterinary Cancer Society
  • Veterinary Cancer Society Oncology-Pathology Working Group