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Shawna Klahn

Shawna L. Klahn, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM: Oncology

Assistant Professor
Oncology
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

e-mail: klahn@vt.edu


Education

2007 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
Madison, WI
2000 Bachelor of Science, Zoology
University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine
Madison, WI

Board Certification

2011 American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)

Research Interests

  • Histiocytic Sarcoma
  • Safety and efficacy of new chemotherapeutic agents and targeted therapies
  • Tumor micro-environment and vasculogenesis
  • Metastasis biology

Professional Experience

2012-present Assistant Professor of Oncology
VA-MD Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Blacksburg, VA
2011-2012 Veterinary Medical Oncology Clinician
Upstate Veterinary Specialists
Greenville, SC
2008-2011 Resident, Medical Oncology
Michigan State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
East Lansing, MI
2007-2008 Intern, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery
Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Fort Collins, CO

Awards

2008 Student Chapter of the AVMA Small Animal Intern of the Year
2007 Rock Valley Veterinary Medical Association for Clinical Proficiency
2006 Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association William J O'Rourke Award
2006 Dr. J.E. Salsbury Foundation Scholarship for leadership
2006 Student Chapter of the AVMA Scholarship for student leadership

Professional Memberships

2003-present American Veterinary Medical Association
2007-present Veterinary Cancer Society
2008-present American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
2009-present American Association of Cancer Research
2012-present Virginia Veterinary Medical Association