Auburn University College of
Veterinary Medicine
Bailey Small Animal Teaching Hospital
College of Veterinary Medicine
1220 Wire Rd.
Auburn, AL 36849
Phone: 334/844-4690

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Comprehensive guide to cancer diagnosis and treatment in cats and dogs
Board-Certified Veterinary Oncologists:

Annette Smith, DVM
Diplomate American College of Internal Medicine (Internal Medicine and Oncology)
(334) 844-4690

Dr. Smith completed three years of a Biomedical Science program at Texas A&M prior to admission to the DVM program at
Texas A&M’s College of Veterinary Medicine. She graduated with honors in May 1994.

After her internship at the University of Illinois, she joined Auburn University’s residency program in 1995. She was
certified in both Small Animal Internal Medicine and Oncology in May 2000. While pursuing her residency training, she
completed a Master’s degree in Biomedical Sciences in 2001.

She has served on the Auburn University faculty since 1999. She currently coordinates Auburn University’s oncology
program, which focuses on a multidisciplinary team approach to each patient and has approximately 2,500 pet visits each

Additionally, she has served on the advisory board for the Auburn University Research Initiative in Cancer (AURIC) since
its formation. Continued clinical trials administration and translational research to provide novel treatments and
diagnostics to patients is a focus of the service.

She is committed to training students and residents in oncology, with 13 board-certified or actively training alumni. She
has been a guest editor for Veterinary Clinics of North America (Small Animal Practice), written or co-written 11 book
chapters, authored or co-authored more than 36 peer-reviewed articles, and has lectured locally, regionally, nationally,
and internationally on topics relating to oncology.

Research Interests: Clinical trials, translational research, angiogenesis

Stephanie E. Schleis Lindley, DVM
Diplomate American College of Internal Medicine (Oncology)
(334) 844-4690

Dr. Lindley is a native of Louisiana. She graduated from Texas A&M University summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree
in biology before entering the veterinary program at Louisiana State University.

Following veterinary school graduation with honors in 2004, she completed a one-year rotating small animal internship at
Texas A&M University. She completed a three-year residency in medical oncology at the University of Tennessee in 2008.

Dr. Lindley joined the Auburn faculty in 2008. While at Auburn University, she has pursued further interests in veterinary
medical communication, equine oncology, marine mammal medicine and oncology, and continued collaboration with other
universities for oncology clinical trials and retrospective studies. During her tenure at Auburn, Dr. Lindley has authored
more than nine publications.

Research Interests: Lymphoma, hematologic neoplasia, histiocytic diseases, flow cytometry, and equine oncology.

Gregory Almond, DVM
Diplomate American College of Radiology (Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
(334) 844-4690

Dr. Almond received his D.V.M. from the University of Tennessee in 1984.
Research Interests: Computed tomography and Magnetic Resonance Imaging.

William Brawner, DVM, MS, PhD
Diplomate American College of Radiology (Diagnostic Imaging and Radiation Oncology)
(334) 844-4690

Dr. Brawner recieved his DVM from the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1972.  He also completed a
residency at Auburn from 1975-1978, and was certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in
1978. Dr. Brawner holds a Master of Sciences from the University of Florida, and a PhD from Auburn.

Research Interests: Radiation Oncology, Nuclear Medicine, Diagnostic Radiology
Oncology services include:

Radiation Therapy Capabilities:
  • Linear accelerator for both deep and superficial
  • Iridium implants for high-dose localized radiation

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