cancer pioneers


Welcome to the Veterinary Cancer Pioneers Podcast, hosted by Dr. Rachel Venable, a board-certified veterinary medical oncologist. We delve into the groundbreaking work of veterinary professionals who are dedicated to advancing the field of veterinary oncology.

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About the host

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Dr. Venable is a medical oncologist. She obtained her veterinary degree from the University of Missouri and graduated cum laude. After veterinary school, Dr. Venable pursued further training as a small animal intern at the University of Georgia. She then completed her 3 year medical oncology residency at the world renowned Colorado State Flint Animal Cancer Center. During her residency, she achieved a master’s degree and studied new cancer therapies and clinical trials. She continues to seek out clinical trials and cutting edge therapies for her patients. Dr. Venable has authored numerous publications and has been a speaker on local and national levels.She is also a VIN consultant, research consultant, and was an adjunct professor of veterinary oncology at Midwestern University. She is the founder of Pet Cancer Care Consulting an innovative teleconsulting service which consults with the family vet and pet owner together to give personalized responses and needed information to make an informed decision on treatments. Her oncology philosophy is one of a team-based approach with the family and referring veterinarians for compassionate, individualized care, and optimal quality of life for cancer patients and their families.


Episode 02.

Dr. Betsy Hershey | Holistic All-in-One Oncology

Dr. Hershey discusses her journey in integrated veterinary oncology, initially driven by a desire to explore more supportive treatments beyond conventional therapies. She navigates the challenges of recommending supplements, emphasizing reliance on reputable sources. Her training in acupuncture and holistic therapies at the Chi Institute underpins her commitment to continuous learning and collaboration with colleagues. She explores the evolving landscape of veterinary oncology, incorporating new diagnostic tools. Notably, she shares her experience with personalized treatment adjustments based on AI-driven predictions for non-CHOP responders and explores the potential of these innovations to improve patient outcomes.

Episode 01.

Dr. Kevin Choy | Innovations in Veterinary Oncology

In this episode, join us as we delve into the world of veterinary oncology with Dr. Kevin Choy, a board-certified veterinary medical oncologist at BluePearl Seattle Veterinary Partners. Dr. Choy shares his journey and the pivotal role mentors played in shaping his career. Dive into the world of cutting-edge research, where we discuss the evolving landscape of diagnostics, artificial intelligence, and emerging therapeutics. Discover the transformative potential of personalized medicine for pets and humans alike, as we uncover the impact of data-driven decisions on treatment efficacy. Join us for an illuminating conversation that highlights the challenges, triumphs, and promising horizons of veterinary oncology.