Austin Veterinary Oncology Specialist Brings Expertise to AVES
Austin, TX (February 18, 2016) – Austin Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Center (AVES) is pleased to announce the addition of Dr. Timothy Stein, PhD, DACVIM, as the head of the newly created veterinary oncology department. Dr. Stein received his DVM from Iowa State University and his PhD from The University of Wisconsin. He completed his Rotating Internship at Sonora Veterinary Specialists in Phoenix, Arizona and his Medical Oncology Residency at The University of Wisconsin-Madison in Madison, Wisconsin.
Dr. Stein most recently served as the Section Head and Residency Director of Medical Oncology at The University of Wisconsin School of Veterinary Medicine. His area of research was in the field of Wnt signaling abnormalities and their impact on cancer development and progression, specifically in liver cancer, melanoma, and osteosarcoma. Currently, Dr. Stein serves as a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Morris Animal Foundation.
At AVES, Dr. Stein performs the appropriate diagnostic tests for each patient and develops a treatment plan best suited to enhance their quality of life. The oncology department treats all types of cancer and provides diagnosis, staging of tumors, development of treatment plans, and administration of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, novel therapeutics, and multimodality therapy.
“It’s important for owners to understand that there may be many options available for the treatment of their pet’s cancer,” said Dr. Stein. “I look forward to working with AVES clients and referring veterinarians to ensure all appropriate treatment options are discussed and the treatment decisions are carried out in ways that maximize the pet’s quality of life, while extending that life.”
The oncology department joins the existing departments at AVES including Surgery and Orthopedics, 24-hour Emergency and Critical Care, Internal Medicine, Dentistry and Oral Surgery, Rehabilitation and Fitness, and Diagnostic Imaging.