The Oncology staff consists of veterinarians who are board-certified in oncology, oncology residents in training, and veterinary technicians who specialize in oncology nursing.
The Oncology Service generally sees new cases, rechecks, and emergencies Monday-Thursday 8am-5pm, with some appointments on Fridays, as well as some limited after-hours services in special, pre-arranged circumstances. Please call 765-494-1107 to make an appointment. New appointments should include a referral from your veterinarian.
In case of after-hours emergencies, please call the closest veterinary emergency center or call our emergency service at 765-496-7911. If you come to our hospital, your emergencies will be seen by veterinary interns and emergency clinicians and then transferred to oncology on the next business day if needed.
- Debbie Knapp, DVM, M.S., DIPLOMATE ACVIM (Oncology), Section Chief
- Michael Childress, DVM, M.S., DIPLOMATE ACVIM (Oncology)
- Christopher Fulkerson, DVM,M.S., DIPLOMATE ACVIM (Oncology)
- Lisbeth Ambrosius, DVM
- Blake Marcum, DVM
- Paul Rossman, DVM
- Breann Sommer, DVM
- Amalia de Gotari, MVZ, Technician Supervisor
- Lindsey Fourez, BS, RVT
- Sarah Lahrman, RVT
- Chris Royce, RVT
- Jeri Tullius, RVT
Common conditions treated/procedures offered
The Purdue Oncology service cares for dogs and cats with any cancer. There is a special interest in the management of canine urinary bladder cancer and canine lymphoma.
Diagnostic tools such as endoscopy, cystoscopy, CT, and MRI are available as well as treatment modalities such as chemotherapy, radiation therapy, and surgery.