PET CANCER CENTER
Comprehensive guide to cancer diagnosis and treatment in cats and dogs
Animal Specialty Center
9 Odell Plaza
Yonkers, NY 10701

Tel: 914-457-4000
Fax: 914-457-4001
Email: info@animalspecialtycenter.com
Board-Certified Veterinary Oncologists:

Susan Ettinger, DVM
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
          







Dr. Susan Ettinger attended Tufts University  where she graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Science degree in
biology in 1994, and then graduated from Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1998. Dr. Ettinger then
completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery followed by a comprehensive two-year residency in
medical oncology at The Animal Medical Center in New York City. During her residency, she was awarded the Connie E.
Leifer Memorial Award for her outstanding research project and presentation on vaccine-associated sarcomas in cats. She
also conducted research in soft tissue sarcomas in dogs. Following her residency, Dr. Ettinger served as a staff oncologist
in private practice at South Bay Veterinary Associates in San Jose, CA, and was also affiliated with the Veterinary Tumor
Institute, a radiation oncology facility in Santa Cruz, CA.

Prior to her residency, Dr. Ettinger was a research associate in the Department of Radiation Oncology at Duke University
Medical Center in Durham, NC. She was an investigator in a five-year NIH program project grant which investigated the use
of hyperthermia as an adjuvant to radiotherapy in dogs with spontaneous soft tissue sarcomas. This was a joint study with
patients at North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She gained experience with state-of-the-art
imaging, including MRI, spectroscopy, positron emission tomography, and was also involved in pilot studies with
thermosensitive lipsomes in dogs and heat-induced gene therapy in cats. Dr. Ettinger has served as an instructor in the
Department of Molecular Medicine and as an oncology associate with the Comparative Cancer Program at Cornell
University.



Sarah C Charney, DVM
Diplomate American College of Internal Medicine (Oncology)
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology)






Dr. Charney received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Illinois in 1998. She completed an
internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Missouri and a residency in medical oncology at The
Animal Medical Center in New York City, where she received the Connie E. Leifer Memorial Award for outstanding resident
research.

Dr. Charney is board certified in medical oncology. She joined the faculty of the University of Illinois in 2001 where she
conducted clinical trials to evaluate chemotherapeutic agents and novel therapies for canine and feline cancer. She also
conducted research on a novel epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) inhibitor called gefitinib, which may have
applications in treating many types of cancer. Dr. Charney joined Southwest Veterinary Oncology in January 2005 as a
staff medical oncologist and completed a residency in radiation oncology. She became board certified in radiation oncology
in 2007.
Oncology services include:
               - MRI and CT scan
               - Ultrasound
               - Fluoroscopy

  • Acupuncture
  • Immunotherapy
  • Nutritional Support
  • Cancer Pain Management