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Cancer in Animals

Animals get cancer and living in the same environment as us human, we can learn a lot from them. In the last 20 years, dogs and cats have become a member of the family and the field of veterinary oncology has made a huge jump in this time and we can now offer the same treatment as humans. In this seminar, we will explore cancer in animals and what we can learn from them as well as how we stage the cancer and give an overview of the therapies that are available for our furry patients. 


Date: 26.09.2019


Time: 20:00 (AEST - Sydney)

Speaker : Dr Valerie Poirier


Curriculum vitae

Valerie was born in Quebec, Canada and graduated from University of Montreal in 1998. She started working at the University of Wisconsin in 1999 where she acquired her Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) in 2003. From there, she moved to Switzerland and began work at the University of Zurich in 2003 working as a Medical and Radiation Oncologist and acquired Diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology) in 2006. In 2007 she moved to Australia and joined the team at Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre and helped built the first radiation facility for pets in the southern hemisphere. She moved to Guelph, Canada in August 2011 and was part of the Animal Cancer Centre as a radiation oncologist. In July 2015, she moved back to the South Pacific as a senior lecturer in medical oncology at Massey University in New Zealand.