In addition, we are excited to partner with Dr. In 2000, she and her husband settled back in Southern California. Davis understands a pet diagnosed with cancer can be a challenging time for the families involved. She completed an Oncology internship and residency at Oregon State University and passed her oncology specialty board exam in 2014.
It was then she realized that many of the older patients she was treating in her emergency duties were often diagnosed with cancer. Her genuine compassion and optimism help her clients feel positive and comfortable with the difficult decisions they have to make for their loved ones. Professionally she strives to include the cutting edge and investigational therapies that may offer improved responses and quality of life for her patients. This inspired her to pursue a medical oncology residency which she completed in 2006 at Veterinary Cancer Group in Tustin, California. The primary focus of any cancer treatment is maintaining a good quality of life for all involved patient and family , and she wants the family to feel comfortable with the decision they have made.
We will work with you and your pet and tailor each treatment protocol to allow effective cancer treatment, while minimizing major side effects. Krystal Harris is practicing in veterinary oncology with her focus being on treating dog and cat cancer. The Oncology Department at Animal Medical Center of Seattle works with you to provide not only compassionate care but a wide array of advanced and effective treatment options. Harris and her husband are new parents and are looking forward to raising their family in the Pacific Northwest. She began her career in veterinary medicine as a veterinary technician at a busy small animal emergency practice in Texas. This provided her with four years of intensive training in veterinary oncology.
She studied veterinary medicine at St Georges University on the beautiful island of Grenada in the West Indies. For the next few years, her interests focused on emergency medicine, which she practiced in California and South Carolina. She became board certified in medical oncology in 2011. She appreciates the strong bonds that she forms with pets and their owners during their treatments. Her primary interests include helping her patients and their families through the journey of cancer therapy, focusing on the quality of life of all involved. During veterinary school, she was drawn to the specialty of Oncology due to her interest in comparative medicine where she hopes her work with cancer in animals will impact the treatment of similar diseases in people.
She likes to spend the time to present options, determine what the family feels is important, and guide in making treatment decisions. . Veterinary Oncology A cancer diagnosis of a pet changes you forever. Her professional interests include targeted therapies, cancer vaccines, personalized medicine, pain management, and hospice care. This chapter in her life has taken her to the beautiful Pacific Northwest and the Animal Medical Center of Seattle. She has two dogs, Hurley and Mackey, who enjoy short walks and sleeping on her pillow while she is at work.
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