Oncology Faculty and Staff

To contact the oncology service, please call the Small Animal Hospital at 765-494-1107.

Medical Oncology Faculty

Dr. Deborah W. Knapp

Deborah W. Knapp, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)

Director, Purdue Comparative Oncology Program
Dolores L. McCall Professor of Comparative Oncology

1988 - MS | Purdue University

1983 - DVM | Auburn University

1990 - Board Certified | ACVIM (Oncology)

Scholarly Publications:
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine

Dr. Michael O. Childress

Michael O. Childress, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)

Assistant Professor, Comparative Oncology

2009 - MS | Purdue University

2004 - DVM | The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

2010 - Board Certified | ACVIM (Oncology)

Scholarly Publications:
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Dr. Christopher Fulkerson

Christopher M. Fulkerson, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology

2014 - MS | Purdue University

2010 - DVM | Purdue University

2015 - Board Certified | ACVIM (Oncology)

Scholarly Publications:
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Neurology Faculty

Dr. R. Timothy Bentley

R. Timothy Bentley, BVSc, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)

Assistant Professor of Neurology/Neurosurgery

2005 - MRCVS | Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

2005 - BVSc (Dist) | Liverpool University

2009 - Board Certified | ACVIM (Neurology)

Scholarly Publications:
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine

Radiation Oncology Faculty

Dr. Jean Poulson

Jeannie Poulson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVR (RO)

Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology

2001 - PhD | Colorado State University

1992 - DVM | Colorado State University

2004 - Board Certified | American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology)

Scholarly Publications:
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Dr. Nicholas Rancilio

Nicholas Rancilio, DVM, Diplomate ACVR (RO)

Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology

2015 - MS | Purdue University

2010 - DVM | Michigan State University

2014 - Board Certified | American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology)

Scholarly Publications:
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine 

Medical Oncology Residents

Dr. Lisbeth Ambrosius

Lisbeth A. Ambrosius, DVM

2017 - MS | Purdue University

2017 - Oncology Residency | Purdue University

2014 - Small Animal Rotating Internship | Coral Springs Animal Hospital

2013 - DVM | University of Wisconsin

Dr. Sonia Honkisz

Sonia I. Honkisz, DVM

2016 - MS | Purdue University

2016 - Oncology Residency | Purdue University

2013 - Oncology Internship | Purdue University

2010 - Small Animal Rotating Internship | VCA Berwyn and VCA Aurora Animal Hospitals, Chicago, IL

2009 - DVM | University of Illinois

Dr. Paul Rossman

Paul M. Rossman, DVM

2018 - MS | Purdue University

2018 - Oncology Residency | Purdue University

2015 - Medical Oncology Internship | Animal Cencer Care Clinic

2014 - Small Animal Medicine/Surgery Internship| Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists

2012 - DVM | Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Nicholas Szigetvari

Nicholas M. Szigetvari, DVM

2016 - MS | Purdue University

2016 - Oncology Residency | Purdue University

2013 - Small Animal Rotating Internship |  University of Wisconsin

2009 - DVM | University of Illinois

Oncology Technicians

Amalia de Gortari

Amalia E. de Gortari, MVZ

Senior Clinical Oncology Technician

MVZ | National Autonomous University of Mexico

Lindsey Fourez

Lindsey M. Fourez, BS, RVT

Oncology Research Technician

BS | Purdue University

RVT | Purdue University

Sarah Lahrman

Sarah A. Lahrman, RVT

Oncology Technician

RVT | Purdue University

Chris Royce

Chris Royce, RVT

Clinical Trials Coordinator

RVT | Purdue University

Jeri Tullius

Jeri A. Tullius, RVT

Oncology Technician

RVT | Purdue University

Laboratory Research Personnel (Knapp Lab)

Deepika Dhawan, PhD

Deepika Dhawan, PhD

Research Scientist

Looking to contact the Purdue Comparative Oncology program? Please call the Purdue Veterinary Teaching Hospital's Small Animal Hospital at 765-494-1107.

Additional Resources

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