Varian Veterinary Oncology to Host Inaugural 2-Day Clinical Educational Program

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Varian, a Siemens Healthineers company, and the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital have partnered to offer a 2-day clinical training program in veterinary radiation oncology.

According to a company statement,1 the first clinical “school,” hosted by Varian Veterinary Oncology, will take place August 12-13, 2022. Tailor-made for the veterinary radiation oncology team, the program will focus on clinical workflows, implementation clinic, treatment planning and treatment delivery . Participants will receive instruction on radiation therapy and similar topics and participate in hands-on workshops.

“This program is the first of its kind in Varian’s history and reflects our commitment to advancing patient-centric solutions,” said Eric Stewart, global general manager, veterinary oncology, Varian, in the release. “As veterinary oncology continues to evolve and grow, it is essential that we also increase awareness and access to the latest innovations in cancer care technologies and veterinary-specific treatment methods.”

Classes will include instruction from guest lecturers Michael Kent, DVM, MS, DACVIM (oncology) DACVR (radiation oncology) from UC Davis; and Jessica Lawrence, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVR (Radiation Oncology) from the University of Minnesota. Attendees, comprised of Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (DVMs), Radiation Therapy Technologists (RTTs), Medical Physicists and Certified Veterinary Technicians (CVTs), will participate in possible real-life scenarios involving the positioning, verification and operation of the linear accelerator. They will also learn why and how radiation is offered to animals.

“We are thrilled to collaborate with Varian on this unique clinical school,” said Kim A. Selting, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVR (Radiation Oncology), University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. “Our team is dedicated to teaching veterinary radiation oncology teams around the world about patient care, specialty training, and translational research, and we look forward to building on these educational efforts and sharing our combined expertise.” .


Varian Veterinary Oncology announces the first two-day clinical training program of its kind. Press release. August 10, 2022. Accessed August 11, 2022.

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