Join us for a discussion regarding surgical oncology in general practice. This lecture will focus on what’s new, what’s old and what you need to know to approach common tumours including a discussion of the preoperative work-up and how to properly submit samples and interpret pathology reports.
Dr. Michelle Oblak, DVM, DVSc, Diplomate ACVS, ACVS Fellow of Surgical Oncology, is a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College and completed a combined residency and Doctor of Veterinary Science degree in Small Animal Surgery. Following her residency, she moved to Gainesville, Florida to complete a Surgical Oncology Fellowship at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. Michelle joined the OVC Surgery Service as an Assistant Professor of Soft Tissue and Oncologic Surgery in September 2013. Her primary goal is to enhance quality of life and care in veterinary cancer patients by providing patient-centred plans that integrate multiple modalities for optimal treatment. As a member of the soft tissue surgery service, her role not only includes offering advanced surgical procedures for pets with cancer, she also performs basic and advanced soft tissue and neurologic surgery and has an interest in minimally invasive surgical options for companion animals. Dr. Oblak’s main interests are surgical oncology including adrenal tumors, osteosarcoma, investigating methods for staging cancers and the use of minimally invasive surgery.
The session will be held as usual at the Belleville Club, starting at 6 p.m. sharp. Doors open at 5:30. p.m. There is a $45 charge for members and non-members.