Update on Small Animal Oncology Barb Kitchell, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (IM, Oncology)

Update on Small Animal Oncology Barb Kitchell, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVIM (IM, Oncology)

April 5, 2020 Sunday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Director of VCA Residency Training Programs

VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center Albuquerque, NM


VCA has provided CE programs for its member hospitals in each region since 1996.  We will continue to invite all of our area colleagues and appreciate your interest in joining us at these seminars.  There is a nominal fee of $110 to reserve a place at the seminar and to help cover costs for food and beverages.  A full 6 hours RACE accredited continuing education will be presented.  We do hope that you will take this opportunity to join us for what promises to be an excellent program.


Date:    Sunday, April 5, 2020


Time:   9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.          (Registration and continental breakfast 8:30 a.m.)


Venue: Seattle Airport Marriott                                                    

             3201 S. 176th St., Seattle, WA 98188                                  Phone (206) 241-2000


Registration:    $110 - a complimentary lunch will be provided


Register online at WOOF U®, our VCA CE registration site: http://ce.vcaantech.com. If this is your first time registering on WOOF U®, click the “Register” button.  Otherwise, click the “Log In’ button, and use the login and password you created previously. Click on the Event Calendar and locate the session. Click on the title of the session to open the details window for the event. Click “Add to Cart” at the bottom of the window. The shopping cart window will open.  Verify the session information and click “Proceed to Checkout”. Choose your method of payment and place your order. A confirmation of enrollment will be sent to your e-mail.


If you have any questions, please contact Samantha Ganduglia samantha.ganduglia@vca.com or 253-549-8634.


Deadline:  Wednesday, April 1, 2020                                                                                     




Todd R. Tams, DVM                                                            Stan Rubin, DVM, MS                                                                                    Diplomate ACVIM                                                               Diplomate, ACVIM

Chief Medical Officer                                                           Regional Medical Director  






Update on Small Animal Oncology


  • Vaccination Strategies for Cats
  • Update on Diagnosis and Management of Lymphoma in Dogs and Cats
  • Mast Cell Tumors – What’s New on the Horizon
  • Hemangiosarcoma – Diagnosis, Management, and the Difference Early Diagnosis Can Make
  • Osteosarcoma Update
  • Early Disease Detection – How Best to Screen Pets for Early Recognition of Cancer
  • Counseling Clients Regarding Cancer Treatment Options and Quality of Life Issues



Barbara E. Kitchell, DVM, Ph.D., Diplomate ACVIM (Int. Med, and Oncology)

Dr. Barb Kitchell is board certified in both internal medicine and oncology and joined VCA as Director of Specialty Services at VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center in Albuquerque, NM. Most recently, Dr. Kitchell has been promoted to the post of Director of VCA Residency Training Programs.  Before joining VCA, Dr. Kitchell was a professor in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University, where she was a faculty member since 2003. She is currently President of ACVIM, and was twice President of the Veterinary Cancer Society. She served as Chair for Molecular Pathogenesis subcommittee of the Vaccine Sarcoma Task Force. She has close to 100 articles and book chapters to her credit, as well as over 100 research abstracts. She is the recipient of the Gaines Cycle Veterinarian of the Year Award from the American Animal Hospital Association in 1993. In addition to her academic and service career, Dr Kitchell was an oncology consultant at VCA All-Care Animal Referral Center in Fountain Valley, California for over 20 years. Dr. Kitchell keeps busy as the single mother of 6 energetic young adults. She is active in the adoptive and foster care communities and has the usual household menagerie that vets somehow manage to acquire.




Technicians are invited and encouraged to attend