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Veterinary oncologist to speak at LSU Veterinary School as part of integrative medicine speaker series

Veterinary oncologist to speak at LSU Veterinary School as part of integrative medicine speaker series

POSTED: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 5:00am

UPDATED: Friday, April 19, 2013 - 5:04am

The LSU School of Veterinary Medicine’s Integrative Medicine Committee welcomes veterinarian, Dr. Susan Ettinger to the Integrative Medicine Program Speaker Series on Friday, April 19, 2013, from 12 to 1 p.m. in the LSU SVM Auditorium. Dr. Ettinger's presentation is entitled, "Beyond Conventional Chemotherapy."

Susan Ettinger, DVM, ACVIM (Oncology), is a staff medical oncologist with Animal Specialty Center in Yonkers, N.Y. She received her DVM from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. She completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship and a medical oncology residency at The Animal Medical Center in New York in 1999 and 2003, respectively. Prior to joining the staff at the Animal Specialty Center, Dr. Ettinger practiced oncology at Long Island Veterinary Specialists in Plainview, N.Y., and South Bay Veterinary Specialists in San Jose, Calif. She has also served as instructor and oncology associate at the Cornell University CVM and a research associate at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. Dr. Ettinger is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) and is one of approximately 300 board-certified veterinary specialists in medical oncology in North America.

Dr. Ettinger’s clinical interests include lymphoma, mast cell tumors and chemotherapy, but she also embraces integrative patient care. “With training and experience in conventional options such as chemotherapy and CyberKnife RadioSurgery, she also supports a holistic approach with dietary changes and supplements,” said Dr. Ettinger.

In 2012, Dr. Ettinger was named one of the 60 Top Veterinarians in Westchester, N.Y., and in 2011, she was named one of the Rising Stars 40 under 40 by the Business Council of Westchester. She is a member of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, the Veterinary Cancer Society, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Westchester-Rockland Veterinary Medical Association and the New York Veterinary Medical Association. She is co-author of the book, Dog Cancer Survival Guide, which was published in 2011. She has also authored or co-authored multiple scientific publications and abstracts.

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