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:
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Dr. Michael O. Childress

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

Associate 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)

Associate Professor of Neurology/Neurosurgery

2005 - MRCVS | Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

2005 - BVSc (Dist) | Liverpool University

2009 - Board Certified | ACVIM (Neurology)

Scholarly Publications:
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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:
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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. Blake A. Marcum

Blake A. Marcum, DVM

2019 - MS (Purdue University)

2019 - Medical oncology residency (Purdue University)

2012 - Rotating internship (University of Illinois - Urbana)

2011 - DVM (University of Tennessee)

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. Breann C. Sommer

Breann C. Sommer, DVM

2019 - MS (Purdue University)

2019 - Medical oncology residency (Purdue University)

2016 - Rotating Internship (Louisiana State University)

2015 - DVM (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

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

Radiation Oncology Residents

Dr. Keiko Murakami

Keiko Murakami, BSVM

2017 - MS (Purdue University)

2017 - Radiation oncology residency (Purdue University)

2014 - Oncology internship (Washington State University)

2013 - International training scholar of medical oncology (Michigan State University)

2012 - Oncology internship (Japan small animal medical center)

2005 - BSVM (Rakuno Gakuen University, Japan)

Dr. Ilektra Athanasiadi

Ilektra Athanasiadi, DVM

2019 - MS (Purdue University)

2019 - Radiation oncology residency (Purdue University)

2014- Dr. med. vet. (University of Zurich, Switzerland) 

2011 - Rotating internship (University of Veterinary Medicine, Hannover, Germany)

2006 - DVM (Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece)

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

Radiation Oncology Staff

Caroline Bolyard, RTT

Caroline Bolyard, RTT

Radiation Therapist

Kayla Orr, RVT

Kayla Orr, RVT

Radiation Therapy Technician

Laboratory Research Personnel (Knapp Lab)

Deepika Dhawan, PhD

Deepika Dhawan, PhD

Research Scientist

1988 - BS (Delhi University, Delhi, India)

1990 - MS (Delhi University, Delhi, India)

1995 - PhD (Delhi University, Delhi, India)

Jacob Gyore, MS

Jacob Gyore, MS

Laboratory Technician

2013 - BS (University of Illinois)

2016 - MS (University of Iowa)

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