Small Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

Shawna L. Klahn, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM: Oncology

Assistant Professor
Oncology
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences

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 & Experience

  • 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 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

Honors & 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

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Veterinary Cancer Society
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • American Association of Cancer Research
  • Virginia Veterinary Medical Association