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Michelle Oblak

Surgical Oncology Team

Michelle Oblak is a graduate of the OVC where she remained following veterinary school to complete a small animal rotating internship and a combined small animal surgical residency and Doctor of Veterinary Science degree. Following her residency, she moved to Gainesville, Florida to complete a Surgical Oncology Fellowship with the Small Animal Oncology Service at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. She became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2013.

Michelle rejoined the 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.

Michelle’s main research interests involve cancer in companion animals and she has an interest in the application of this research for humans with Osteosarcoma. Currently she is undertaking research involving the use of biosphosphonates combined with radiation therapy for dogs with Osteosarcoma and also looking at outcomes in dogs with adrenal gland tumours.