No Picture Present
Olya Aleksandrovn Smrkovski DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Clinical Asst Professor
Oncology
Small Animal Clinical Sciences

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Localized hyperthermia for palliative treatment of solid tumors in conjunction with radiation therapy and chemotherapy
  • The role of masitinib mesylate (Kinavet™) – a novel tyrosine kinase inhibitor in canine and feline mast cell tumors, feline oral squamous cell carcinoma, feline vaccine-induced sarcoma, canine osteosarcoma
  • Rapamycin (Sirolimus) in metronomic chemotherapy protocols for canine hemangiosarcoma and osteosarcoma
  • Canine and feline lymphoma – optimizing existing therapies and developing new treatment approaches

Education

  • Bachelor of Science - UT Knoxville
  • DVM (with honors) - UTCVM, Knoxville

Professional Training

  • Small Animal Rotating Internship - University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana
  • Oncology Internship - UT, Knoxville
  • Oncology Residency - UT, Knoxville

Board Certification

  • DACVIM (Oncology)

Professional Societies

  • Phi Chapter of the Society of Phi Zeta,
    Honor Society of Veterinary Medicine
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Veterinary Cancer Society (VCS)
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)

Background

Originally from Moscow, Russia, Dr. Smrkovski has been glad to call Knoxville, TN her home for the last 15 years. An alumnus of the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine (Class of 2005), she is dedicated to promoting the college’s excellence in student education, clinical patient service, and research. Her family includes three four-legged children: a basset hound, a hound mix, and a cat.