[September 20, 2013; Philadelphia, PA] – On Saturday, October 12 at 10:00am, a panel of Penn Vet doctors will talk about Ryan Hospital’s new Comprehensive Cancer Care Program, as part of the Animal Lovers Lecture Series. The free event will take place at Penn Vet’s Hill Pavilion located at 380 South University Avenue. Reservations are recommended and can be made by contacting John Campbell at (215) 746-7460 or johnrc@vet.upenn.edu.

Comprehensive Cancer CareThe panel of experts will share how Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital is changing the face of cancer medicine with a Comprehensive Cancer Care Program – a multidisciplinary approach to evaluate and treat cancer patients. Through this groundbreaking program, the best minds from all aspects of cancer care collaborate and offer solutions that are individually tailored for each patient, resulting in better care, more efficient service, and a more complete approach. Ryan Hospital is one of only three veterinary hospitals in the nation to offer a Comprehensive Cancer Care program.

Members of the Comprehensive Cancer Care team participating in the discussion and Q&A include:

  • Dr. Dana Clarke, Lecturer in Surgery and Endourology
  • Dr. Lillian Duda, Staff Veterinarian and Service Head of Radiation Oncology
  • Dr. Michelle Giuffrida, Lecturer in Surgical Oncology
  • Dr. David Holt, Professor of Surgery
  • Dr. Erika Krick, Assistant Professor of Oncology
  • Michele Pich, Ryan Hospital Grief Counselor
  • Dr. Alexander Reiter, Associate Professor of Dentistry and Oral Surgery

During the Animal Lovers Lecture Series, faculty and clinicians at Penn Vet’s Ryan Hospital share current information on topics of interest and relevance to dog and cat owners throughout the region.

Penn Vet is a global leader in veterinary medicine education, research, and clinical care. Founded in 1884, Penn Vet is the only 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, seeing nearly 33,000 patients 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. In addition to treating about 6,000 patients annually, New Bolton Center includes a swine center, working dairy, and poultry unit that provide valuable research for the agriculture industry.

For more information, visit www.vet.upenn.edu.