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Penn Vet Comprehensive Cancer Care Team

Comprehensive Cancer Care Team


Ryan Hospital’s Comprehensive Cancer Care Program is led by a world-class team of board-certified veterinarians who each bring a defined set of expertise and techniques for treating cancer. In addition, resident and intern veterinarians who are training for careers in medical, surgical, or radiation oncology work closely with our specialists to provide exceptional care for our patients. Meet our team.

Core Clinical Team
Dr. Michael Mison, Penn Vet
  • Clinical Associate Professor, Surgery
  • Director, Ryan Hospital
  • Surgical Oncology
  • Soft Tissue Surgery
Dr. Jennifer Mahoney
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
James Perry, DVM, PhD, Penn Vet
Dr. Pascale Salah, Oncology
  • Clinical Assistant Professor, Oncology
  • Medical Oncology
  • Chemotherapy
  • Canine Lymphoma
  • Rescue Chemotherapy for Lymphoma
  • Canine Hemangiosarcoma

Lili Duda, VMD, Radiation Oncology
  • Clinical Professor, Radiation Oncology
  • Service Head, Radiation Oncology
  • Radiation Oncology
  • Research Ethics

Cross-Disciplinary Team
Dana Clarke, VMD, Interventional Radiology
  • Assistant Professor, Interventional Radiology
  • Interventional Radiology
  • Critical Care
  • Surgery
Dr. Oliver Garden, Penn Vet
Dr. David Holt, Penn Vet
  • David Holt, BVSc
  • Professor, Surgery
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Minimally invasive surgery
  • Portosystemic shunts
  • Respiratory surgery
  • Surgical oncology 

Dr. Jennifer Huck, Penn Vet
 
Dr. Nicola Mason, Canine Cancer Studies
 Dr. Michele Pich, Penn Vet
  • Michele Pich, MA, MS
  •  Grief counselor and Instructor
  • Grief and loss
  • Coping with a sick pet
  • Coping with an anxious pet

Cancer Care House Officers

As a teaching hospital, PennVet takes great pride in training the next generation of veterinary specialists, and this is particularly true in the Comprehensive Cancer Care service. All of our house officers – residents and interns – have earned their veterinary degrees and are practicing veterinarians. They are always supervised by attending specialists who are board-certified in medical, surgical, or radiation oncology.

  • Rotating Interns

    Rotating interns are veterinarians who have graduated from veterinary schools across the country, and seek additional training by rotating with specialty services at PennVet for one intensive year. Rotating interns spend the majority of their time with the Emergency service, Internal Medicine, and Surgery in order to gain a wide knowledge base about treating a variety of disease processes. They also have the opportunity to rotate through the CCC service, with either a focus on medical or surgical oncology. Rotating interns are closely supervised by a board-certified attending veterinarian during their time on the CCC service. A rotating internship is the first step in the process toward veterinary specialization. PennVet typically takes about 12 rotating interns per year.

  • Specialty Interns

    These veterinarians have already completed 4 years of veterinary school and a one-year rotating internship. Due to the competitiveness of many specialty fields, including oncology, specialty internships are becoming increasingly common as a year of additional, focused experience in a field of interest. The CCC service has a specialty intern in radiation oncology, and in some years also a specialty intern in clinical trials.

  • Residents

    Residents have completed a 4-year veterinary degree program, a rotating internship, and in some cases a specialty internship. Most residencies are intensive, 3-year training programs in a particular field of interest, such as medical or radiation oncology, or surgery. While residents spend the majority of their time in their field of interest, rotations through other services in the hospital (such as Internal Medicine, Pathology, and Radiology) are also required. For this reason, a particular resident may sometimes rotate off the CCC service to complete their other requirements. Residency programs are highly competitive; for example, the medical oncology residency program usually has about 40 applicants for one available position per year. Most residencies require candidates for board-certification to complete a research study and pass two rigorous exams, one at the end of second year and one at the end of third.

Oncology Residents & Interns
Dr. Chelsea Del Alcazar, Penn Vet
  • Chelsea del Alcazar, VMD
  • Resident, Medical Oncology
Martha MaloneyHuss, DVM, Penn Vet
  •  Resident, Medical Oncology
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  •  Resident, Medical Oncology
Dr. Kathleen Tidd, Penn Vet Oncology
  • Resident, Medical Oncology
Dr. Allison Gedney, Penn Vet
  • Allison Gedney, DVM
  • Specialty Intern, Radiation Oncology
Veterinary Technicians
Emily Savino, CVT, VTS
  • Emily Savino, CVT, VTS (ECC)
  • Head Oncology Veterinary Technician
 Nicole_Arcinese, RTT, Penn Vet
  • Nicole Arcinese, RTT
  • Radiation Therapy Technician
Stephanie Corsi
  • Stephanie Corsi, CVT
  • Oncology Veterinary Technician
Elizabeth Hardt, CVT, Penn Vet Cancer Care
  •  Elizabeth Hardt, CVT
  • Oncology Veterinary Technician
Jennifer Hayden CVT, Penn Vet CCC
  • Jennifer Hayden, CVT
  • Oncology Veterinary Technician
Patricia Knapp, CVT, Penn Vet CCC
  • Patricia Knapp, CVT
  • Oncology Veterinary Technician
Rachel Mayer, CVT, Penn Vet 
  • Rachael Mayer, CVT
  • Oncology Veterinary Technician
Eve Robinson, CVT, Penn Vet
  •  Eve Robinson, CVT
  • RITC Anesthesia Technician
Jackie Shanley
  • Jackie Shanley, CVT
  • Oncology Veterinary Technician