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The Importance of Multiple Veterinary Opinions

Reading Time: 7 MIN I have recently had multiple health scares with my oldest dog, Skeeter, who is 11 years old. This has all piled on at once, and my...

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Meet The Expert

Dr. Kathy Mitchener graduated from the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine in 1985. After entering private practice, she returned to UT to do a residency in Oncology/Internal Medicine. In 1989, she began an outpatient oncology referral service in Memphis. She organized and began the clinical oncology department at Memphis Veterinary Specialists and in 2004 began her own private practice, Angel Care Cancer Clinic for Animals.

Outside of practice, Dr. Kathy lectures on care for the cancer patient, acupuncture and the importance of the human-animal bond to the veterinary community and to the public. In 2006, she opened a new practice for patient care, Angel Care Natural Healing and Acupuncture for Pets.

The TVMA recognized her as Tennessee’s Young Practitioner of 1994, and gave her its Distinguished Service Award in 2000. She received the 2000 Veterinarian of the Year Award by the Memphis/Shelby County Veterinary Medical Association. She was awarded the American Veterinary Medical Association’s Bustad Companion Animal Award and in 2005 was recognized by the TVMA with their Human Animal Bond Award. In her free time, Dr. Mitchener is an avid dressage rider and a gardener.

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