The SCA's Breeder Education Committee Proudly Presents


Canine Oncology - Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment

By Dr. Kate Vickery, V.M.D., M.S., DACVIM, C.V.A.


Wednesday, September 22, 2021 from 6:00pm-9:00pm


  • Current SCA Members:

    • Free with Pre Registration before Sept 7th

    • $10.00 (At door) as room permits

  • Non-SCA members

    • $15.00 with Pre Registration and payment postmarked before Sept 7th

    • $20.00 (At door) as room permits


FOR MEMBERSHIP - This year, there will be a Livestream option which you can select while completing your online reservation. The recorded seminar can be accessed via a provided link for 6 months. All seminar attendees will receive access to the recorded seminar.


Closing Date: September 1, 2021 (must receive your registration form and/or payment by this date.


The Flint Animal Cancer Center (FACC) officially opened its doors in 2002. However, their roots in veterinary cancer care were planted in the late ’70s by Colorado State University’s Dr. Stephen Withrow, a veterinary surgeon, and Dr. Ed Gillette, a radiation biologist and veterinarian. Drs. Withrow and Gillette believed cancer could be treated in animals, much like it was in humans. They hypothesized that naturally occurring cancers, particularly in dogs, were similar to many cancers in people. They dreamed of establishing a cancer research program that studied cancer in both pets and people, an area of study formally called comparative oncology. Initially borrowing therapeutic protocols from human medicine, the duo built a successful veterinary-specific cancer care clinical and research program and went on to develop new therapies to benefit both pets and people.


Our speaker, Dr. Kate Vickery, V.M.D., M.S., DACVIM (Oncology), C.V.A., Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology, was in private practice for 11 years. When the faculty position developed at the FACC, she jumped at the chance. “I loved my patients, clients, and colleagues in private practice, but ultimately, I missed teaching.” Her goals at the FACC were to provide the students and residents with practical knowledge, ‘from the field’ and to help them navigate the various demands of their new careers.

As her clinical career developed, Dr. Vickery became interested in novel ways to support the cancer patient’s quality of life. In researching this topic, she found that acupuncture was a tool that may help reduce treatment side effects in human-based oncology. This led to her completing course work and becoming certified in veterinary acupuncture. This is intended to research how acupuncture may play a role in supporting the veterinary oncology patient.


She loves practicing medicine – “It’s an art that combines the things I enjoy most: science, problem-solving, communication and compassionate care.”

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