Managing breast cancer as a veterinary professional

October 27, 2017
Karen Bradley, DVM

Dr. Karen Bradley is co-owner of Onion River Animal Hospital in Middlesex, Vermont. She has given many years of volunteer service to the Vermont VMA and AVMA and was one of the founding members of the Women's Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative (WVLDI), serving as its president from 2013-2015. Dr. Bradley lives in Montpellier, Vermont, with her husband, daughters and pets.

One in eight women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. Dr. Karen Bradley shares her own experience with cancer, including how it's changed her life and how she practices medicine.

Here, Dr. Karen Bradley tackles some of the toughest questions about managing breast cancer as a veterinary professional, including how to maintain a level of privacy about your health in a public-facing profession. She also explains how her own diagnosis encouraged one of her team members to get a mammogram-and helped her technician catch her own cancer earlier, giving her a better path for treatment.