Oncology

UF Small animal hospital

Integrative Oncology

We have an integrated oncology service to allow us to develop the best possible approach to your pet’s cancer diagnosis.

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The Oncology service at the University of Florida Small Animal Hospital offers a new level of care for veterinary cancer patients from Florida and throughout the Southeast.

We have an integrated oncology service to allow us to develop the best possible approach to your pet’s cancer diagnosis.

Our team members work closely together and are motivated by the sincere desire to make a difference in your pet’s quality of life. We understand how difficult, even traumatic, it can be when your pet has been diagnosed with cancer.

Support Staff

Service Coordinators:

  • Ensure we are prepared for your visit.
  • Assists with organizing follow-up care and communication with both you and  your referring veterinarian.

Client Representatives:

  • Help facilitate your visit.
  •  They act as your link to the medical team that is caring for your pet and are available to answer questions as they come up.
  • Assist with paperwork, scheduling and payments.

Technicians:

  • Provide the best care for your pet
  • Communicate with you during the visit, the post-treatment time, and for any medical questions you may have.

When you entrust your animal’s care to us, we in turn commit to you our very best assessments of treatment options. Our veterinary specialists will work with you every step of the way, from diagnosis to treatment to end of life or hospice care. We want to make sure you are comfortable with any decisions you make regarding your pet’s treatment plan. At the UF College of Veterinary Medicine, we utilize state of the art technology to maximize the chances for a good outcome in our patients. Our primary goal is to make a difference in the quality of life for your companion animal.

Oncology Administration

Keri D Bentley

Keri D Bentley BS, CVPM

Veterinary Technician Manager
Maggie Lopez

Maggie Lopez CVT

Veterinary Hospital Supervisor
Christine E Popp

Christine E Popp

Veterinary Client Srvc Rep I
Joseph Wright

Joseph Wright

Client Services Representative: Specialty

Medical Oncology

Clinicians

Paulo Vilar Saavedra

Paulo Vilar Saavedra

Clinical Associate Professor, Medical Oncology Service Chief
Rowan J Milner

Rowan J Milner

Professor & Director, SACS

Residents

Victoria H Cicchirillo

Victoria H Cicchirillo DVM

MS: Resident
Lydia Sixta

Lydia Sixta DVM

RESIDENT
Leah H Ackerman

Leah H Ackerman

Resident
Laura C Venner

Laura C Venner

Medical Oncology Resident

Technicians

Denise Lenhart

Denise Lenhart

LVT
Emilija Pilkaityte

Emilija Pilkaityte

Veterinary Technician I

Radiation Oncology

Clinicians

Marília Takada

Marília Takada

Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology Service Chief
Jishnu Rao Gutti

Jishnu Rao Gutti

Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology

Administration

Paige Stacey

Paige Stacey

Radiation Oncology Assistant

Residents

Lily S Thorsen

Lily S Thorsen DVM

Resident
Ryan Freed

Ryan Freed

RESIDENT

Technicians

Megan J Reyes

Megan J Reyes

Veterinary Technician I
Ashlee Mowrer

Ashlee Mowrer

Veterinary Technician II
Blaine Walsack

Blaine Walsack RT(R)(T)

Rad. Therapist

Surgical Oncology

Clinicians

Judit Bertran Trepat

Judit Bertran Trepat

Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology Service Chief
Josep Aisa

Josep Aisa

Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology
Elizabeth A Maxwell

Elizabeth A Maxwell

Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology

Interns & Technicians

Emma Davey

Emma Davey

Specialty Intern In Surgical Oncology
Kristin Reichert

Kristin Reichert

Surgical Oncology Specialty Intern
Alysia M Audley

Alysia M Audley

Veterinary Technician I
Amber Kurtzo

Amber Kurtzo

Veterinary Technician I

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