Cats vs. Dogs: Cancer Edition (1648)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Oncology
Saturday |  4:00 PM -  4:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||304C



Jackie Wypij DVM, MS, DACVIM-O
University of Illinois

Dr. Jackie Wypij is an assistant professor at the University of Illinois. She is a board-certified veterinary oncologist with advanced training in grief counseling and translational medicine. In addition to helping pets with cancer, her professional interests focus on applied research with a focus on drug repositioning and feline cancer. Dr. Wypij has authored more than 150 publications, book chapters, abstracts, and proceedings and provides community service including committees for the American Association of Feline Practitioners and Oncology-Pathology working group. In her spare time, she chases two toddlers and dances Argentine tango.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


Cats are not small dogs, especially in cancer medicine. This lecture will focus on significant species variations for major tumor types including mammary gland tumors, nasal tumors, oral tumors, and lymphoma. Emphasis will be placed on diagnostic approaches, treatment, and prognosis.

Learning Objectives

1. Understand comparative differences in biologic behavior between canine and feline MGTs, nasal tumors, oral tumors, and lymphoma

2. Develop a rational plan for diagnostics and treatment for canine and feline MGTs, nasal tumors, oral tumors, and lymphoma