Small Animal Clinical Sciences Faculty

Shawna L. Klahn, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM: Oncology

Associate 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

Chemotherapy in veterinary oncology
Occupational exposure to hazardous drugs and chemotherapy safety; safety and efficacy of new chemotherapeutic agents

Clinical trial design and implementation
New diagnostic, prognostic, and therapeutic options specifically for canine or feline patients, as well as translational studies that advance veterinary and human cancer medicine

Professional Experience

  • 2019-present
    Associate Professor of Oncology
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2018-2019
    Clinical Associate Professor of Oncology
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2012-2018
    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