Andi Flory, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), shares what made her interested in her chosen veterinary field and what's to come at her Directions in Veterinary Medicine lecture
Andi Flory, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), co-founder and chief medical officer of PetDx, told dvm360 in an interview how she decided to pursue veterinary oncology. She also shares what she hopes attendees take away from her upcoming sessions at the Directions in Veterinary Medicine (DIVM) symposium where she will discuss early cancer detection and PetDx's liquid biopsy test.
The DIVM symposium for oncology and nutrition is just 2 days away, so to see Flory speak there, register now!
The following is a partial transcript of the video.
Andi Flory, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology): When I was a vet student, I was a third year vet student just going into clinical rotations, and my dog, or family dog, who was a young collie was actually diagnosed with cancer, he was diagnosed with a type of cancer called lymphoma. And that was absolutely heartbreaking when you've got this little young puppy that you've just fallen in love with, and then all of a sudden, you're told he's got this really serious disease, it was really scary. But the compassion and the education that we received from the oncologist and the oncology resident, it really felt like he was putting in my life for a reason. And I realized that that's what I wanted to do.
I hope that attendees take away from this talk that just like in people, where we go for screening tests for cancer when we're healthy in the effort that if we're going to develop cancer, that it's found early at a time where it's more manageable, that the same is very important in our canine patients.