A number of new exciting clinical trials are now open! Please click here (updated February, 2015) for more information.
For detailed information about a fully-funded clinical trial for dogs with mast cell tumors, click here.
Our oncology team at the John and Ann Tickle Small Animal Hospital at the University of Tennessee Veterinary Medical Center (UTVMC) offers a comprehensive and individualized approach to cancer management specifically tailored to your pet's need.
Our three board-certified oncologists, residents, and licensed veterinary technicians work with our other specialty services (including surgery, radiology, clinical pathology, anesthesia and nutrition) to provide compassionate, state-of-the-art medical care for your pet.
The primary concern of the UTVMC oncology team is to provide the best quality of life care after your pet has been diagnosed with cancer.
specializes in chemotherapy, immunotherapy (Melanoma vaccine) and hyperthermia, also called thermal therapy, to treat small animals with cancer
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RADIATION Oncology specializes in radiation therapy treatment by board certified specialists to treat animals with cancer. Radiation therapy uses high-energy x-rays or radioisotopes to destroy cancer cells or provide pain relief.
- Olya Smrkovski, DVM
Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)
- Claire Cannon, BVSc (hons), DACVIM (Oncology)
Assistant Professor of Oncology
- Al Legendre, DVM, MS
Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology and Internal Medicine)
Distinguished Professor Emeritus, Section Chief
Research Post-Doctoral Associates