What veterinary professionals should know about cancer specialists
Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), disclosed one thing she wants veterinary professionals to know about being an oncology veterinarian, plus shares the benefits one of her patients experienced on chemotherapy.
In an interview at the 2021 Fetch dvm360® Kansas City conference, cancer specialist Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology) gets candid about her passion for treating patients with cancer, plus discusses a case involving a canine on maintenance chemotherapy.
View the video below for the entire discussion. The following is a partial transcript:
Sue Ettinger, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology): One thing that I want veterinary professionals to know about cancer and being a cancer specialist is that a lot of people think, "Gosh, your job must be so depressing," and "How do you do what you do," and actually, I love what I do. I get so many wonderful 'Thank You' cards and letters of appreciation from clients and I know that not every client is going to [get treatment], and that chemotherapy is not the right choice for every family. But, the people that decide to treat are so happy with it and are so pleased with their pet's quality of life (QOL) on therapy.