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Penn Vet Hosts Free Lecture, “Understanding Canine and Feline Cancer Treatment Options”

By John Donges Published: Mar 5, 2013

Dr. Erika Krick and Dr. Nicola Mason slated to speak at Saturday, March 9 event

[March 5, 2013; Philadelphia, PA] – On Saturday, March 9 the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) will host a free, open-to-the-public lecture called “Understanding Canine and Feline Cancer Treatment Options” at Penn Vet in Philadelphia, PA. Beginning at 10:00 AM, Dr. Erika Krick, assistant professor of oncology, will talk about common cancers of dogs and cats and will describe symptoms, methods of diagnosis and treatment options. Dr. Nicola Mason, assistant professor of medicine and pathobiology, will talk about current clinical trials at Penn Vet that are studying new treatments available for the canine cancers lymphoma and osteosarcoma.

Who: Penn Vet, dog and cat owners, interested members of the public.

What: Free lecture titled “Understanding Canine and Feline Cancer Treatment Options,” featuring Dr. Erika Krick and Dr. Nicola Mason of Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital.

Where: School of Veterinary Medicine, Hill Pavilion, located at 380 S. University Avenue, Philadelphia, PA 19104.

When: Lecture beginning at 10:00 AM, Saturday, March 9, 2013 and ending at 11:30 AM.

To register: Registration is required as seating is limited. This lecture is appropriate for all ages, but participants are asked to not bring their pets. To register, contact Michelle Brooks at mibrooks@vet.upenn.edu or 215.898.1480.

About Penn Vet

Ranked among the top ten veterinary schools worldwide, the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) is a global leader in veterinary education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the first veterinary school developed in association with a medical school. The school is a proud member of the One Health initiative, linking human, animal, and environmental health.

Penn Vet serves a diverse population of animals at its two campuses, which include extensive diagnostic and research laboratories. Ryan Hospital in Philadelphia provides care for dogs, cats, and other domestic/companion animals, handling nearly 35,000 patient visits a year. New Bolton Center, Penn Vet’s large-animal hospital on nearly 700 acres in rural Kennett Square, PA, cares for horses and livestock/farm animals. The hospital handles nearly 4,900 patient visits a year, while the Field Service treats more than 38,000 patients at local farms. In addition, New Bolton Center’s campus includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

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John Donges
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Hannah Kleckner
Communications Specialist for New Bolton Center
hkleck@vet.upenn.edu
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