Oncology Faculty and Staff

To contact the oncology service, please call the Small Animal Hospital at 765-494-1107.

Medical Oncology Faculty

Dr. Deborah W. Knapp

Deborah W. Knapp, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)

Director, Purdue Comparative Oncology Program
Dolores L. McCall Professor of Comparative Oncology

1988 - MS | Purdue University

1983 - DVM | Auburn University

1990 - Board Certified | ACVIM (Oncology)

Scholarly Publications:
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Dr. Michael O. Childress

Michael O. Childress, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)

Assistant Professor, Comparative Oncology

2009 - MS | Purdue University

2004 - DVM | The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine

2010 - Board Certified | ACVIM (Oncology)

Scholarly Publications:
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Dr. Christopher Fulkerson

Christopher M. Fulkerson, DVM, MS, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology)

Clinical Assistant Professor, Medical Oncology

2014 - MS | Purdue University

2010 - DVM | Purdue University

2015 - Board Certified | ACVIM (Oncology)

Scholarly Publications:
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Neurology Faculty

Dr. R. Timothy Bentley

R. Timothy Bentley, BVSc, Diplomate ACVIM (Neurology)

Assistant Professor of Neurology/Neurosurgery

2005 - MRCVS | Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons

2005 - BVSc (Dist) | Liverpool University

2009 - Board Certified | ACVIM (Neurology)

Scholarly Publications:
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Radiation Oncology Faculty

Dr. Jean Poulson

Jeannie Poulson, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVR (RO)

Associate Professor, Radiation Oncology

2001 - PhD | Colorado State University

1992 - DVM | Colorado State University

2004 - Board Certified | American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology)

Scholarly Publications:
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Dr. Nicholas Rancilio

Nicholas Rancilio, DVM, Diplomate ACVR (RO)

Clinical Assistant Professor, Radiation Oncology

2015 - MS | Purdue University

2010 - DVM | Michigan State University

2014 - Board Certified | American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology)

Scholarly Publications:
PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine 

Medical Oncology Residents

Dr. Lisbeth Ambrosius

Lisbeth A. Ambrosius, DVM

2017 - MS | Purdue University

2017 - Oncology Residency | Purdue University

2014 - Small Animal Rotating Internship | Coral Springs Animal Hospital

2013 - DVM | University of Wisconsin

Dr. Sonia Honkisz

Sonia I. Honkisz, DVM

2016 - MS | Purdue University

2016 - Oncology Residency | Purdue University

2013 - Oncology Internship | Purdue University

2010 - Small Animal Rotating Internship | VCA Berwyn and VCA Aurora Animal Hospitals, Chicago, IL

2009 - DVM | University of Illinois

Dr. Paul Rossman

Paul M. Rossman, DVM

2018 - MS | Purdue University

2018 - Oncology Residency | Purdue University

2015 - Medical Oncology Internship | Animal Cencer Care Clinic

2014 - Small Animal Medicine/Surgery Internship| Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists

2012 - DVM | Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

Dr. Nicholas Szigetvari

Nicholas M. Szigetvari, DVM

2016 - MS | Purdue University

2016 - Oncology Residency | Purdue University

2013 - Small Animal Rotating Internship |  University of Wisconsin

2009 - DVM | University of Illinois

Oncology Technicians

Patty Bonney

Patty L. Bonney, BS, RVT

Clinical Trials Coordinator

BS | University of Louisville

RVT | Purdue University

Amalia de Gortari<

Amalia E. de Gortari, MVZ

Senior Clinical Oncology Technician

MVZ | National Autonomous University of Mexico

Lindsey Fourez

Lindsey M. Fourez, BS, RVT

Oncology Research Technician

BS | Purdue University

RVT | Purdue University

Sarah Lahrman

Sarah A. Lahrman, RVT

Oncology Technician

RVT | Purdue University

Chris Royce

Chris Royce, RVT

Clinical Trials Coordinator

RVT | Purdue University

Jeri Tullius

Jeri A. Tullius, RVT

Oncology Technician

RVT | Purdue University

Laboratory Research Personnel (Knapp Lab)

Deepika Dhawan, PhD

Deepika Dhawan, PhD

Research Scientist

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