Small Animal Oncology Residency

This position is posted on the Veterinary Internship & Residency Matching Program at:

The Small Animal Oncology Residency is a three-year conforming residency program approved by the ACVIM and designed to prepare the candidate for board certification in the ACVIM Specialty of Oncology. On-site equipment includes a linear accelerator, gamma camera and PET nuclear medicine facilities, computed tomography with 3-D treatment planning program for radiation therapy, and a 3 Tesla MRI. In addition, the MU Research Reactor is available for production of radiopharmaceuticals. These facilities, along with an interactive relationship with the Veterinary Medical Diagnostic Laboratory ensure a broad-based training environment that provides opportunity for the resident to develop a knowledge base encompassing the wide variety of diagnostic and therapeutic modalities available in veterinary oncology. A separate oncology clinical trials service to support research trials also provides training in clinical trial design and developmental therapeutics.

The oncology service boasts a full range of treatment options between our medical, surgical and radiation oncology offerings. The primary oncology clinical service and the oncology clinical trials service are staffed by a combination of RVTs, veterinary assistants, a clinical trials coordinator, radiation therapy technicians, five board-certified medical oncologists, three board-certified radiation oncologists, two board-certified surgical oncologists, six medical oncology residents, three radiation oncology residents, one surgical oncology intern, one clinical trials intern, and a radiopharmaceutical scientist. In addition to required contact time with the oncology clinical service, residents may schedule rotations through other services including but not limited to internal medicine, neurology, cardiology, radiology, pathology, and surgical oncology. Further clinical knowledge is gained through participation in hospital seminar courses, multidisciplinary case conferences, journal clubs, and through attendance at programs provided through the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine and Ellis Fischel Cancer Center.

In addition to clinical training, pursuit of graduate study (Master’s or PhD degree) is required, with multiple disciplines from which to choose. The University of Missouri-Columbia campus boasts a School of Medicine, a nationally recognized human cancer treatment center, and a strong science base. The MU Life Sciences Center attracts top researchers from all science disciplines. Considerable opportunities for mentorship and research interaction exist within the College of Veterinary Medicine, the Comparative Oncology and Epigenetics Laboratory, as well as with scientists and clinicians at the Ellis Fischel Cancer Center, University of Missouri Health Sciences Center, MU Radiopharmaceutical Sciences Institute, Veteran’s Administration Hospital and others.

Further information may be obtained by calling Dr. Jeffrey Bryan, Professor, Small Animal Oncology, at (573) 882-7821 or

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