Dr. Sue Ettinger is a practicing veterinary cancer specialist, international speaker, book author, and vlogger (video blogger). She is one of approximately 450 board-certified specialists in medical oncology in North America and currently practices at Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center in Norwalk, Connecticut. She is co-founder and Chief Medical Officer of Fidu, a teleconsulting company to bring together general practice veterinarians and boarded veterinary specialists. She received her veterinary training at Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her residency in medical oncology at the Animal Medical Center in NYC in 2003.
She was voted the 2019 Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) Small Animal Continuing Educator of the Year and has recently received awards for Exceptional Doctor Performance and the Public Relations Achievement.
Also known as Dr Sue Cancer Vet®, Dr. Sue is the co-author of the Second Edition of The Dog Cancer Survival Guide, which is a best-selling book in small animal health for the last several years. She is a frequent contributor to many veterinary publications, including Today’s Veterinary Practice, Today’s Veterinary Business, Clinician’s Brief, Veterinary Team Brief, & DVM360. She also has co-hosted the podcast The Pet Cancer Vet and is a frequent guest on many veterinary podcasts.
There are many myths and misconceptions about cancer in dogs and cats. Most cancers are treatable, and there are a variety of treatment options. Dr Sue’s focus is to provide comprehensive and compassionate care. She strives to minimize side effects – from the cancer itself and treatment – to help her patients lead active, normal lives even while undergoing treatment. Her motto is live longer, live well.
Dr. Sue is most passionate about raising cancer awareness, and she has developed “See Something, Do Something, Why Wait? Aspirate.®” to promote early cancer detection and diagnosis. This cancer awareness initiative for skin and superficial tumors in dogs and cats provides a set of guidelines for pet owners and veterinarians to help identify the best management for skin and subcutaneous (under the skin) masses in dogs and cats. Masses must be sampled and evaluated under a microscope to determine what they are. The sooner we determine whether a mass is cancerous and should be removed, the better for our pets. Most skin and subcutaneous tumors can be cured with surgery alone if diagnosed early when masses are small. Early detection saves lives.
A native of Long Island, New York, Dr Sue knew she wanted to be a veterinarian since she was in kindergarten. She currently lives in Westchester, New York, with her husband, a veterinary internist, their two sons, and their goofy black Labrador, Matilda, and yellow Labrador, Penelope.
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Conference speaking in the COVID-19 age.
From my home, all dressed up on top, cut-off jeans shorts and comfy slippers on the bottom (instead of my high heels and well-pedicured toes). Coffee was made at home, lots of wires everywhere, praying that internet worked well, and keeping the boys off Fortnite and Overwatch.
Since we cannot travel, my good friends Eric Garcia and Dr. Mary Gardner decided to create a virtual conference, practice management the first weekend, medicine the second. I normally do not love online speaking, I like being there live and in person - to engage the audience and interact.
But with Noodle U we spoke with camera on to increase engagement and make it more fun. Plus we could interact on the closed FB group in real time. Not the same as being in person, but pretty amazing in its own special way.
I also had the opportunity to learn some new things from some of the best veterinary speakers including Eric, Mary Dr Dave Nicol Dr. Susan Little Jolle Kirpensteijn Bash Hallow and Denise Tumblin. It was an honor to be included in this group. Plus I was energized and inspired from Keynote speakers @therealsuzeorman and Dr BJ Miller
I think my favorite part as a speaker was the happy hour/office hours. Each day they had the 2 speakers back for an hour to answer all those questions from our talks that we did not get to at each session. And have some fun. I really love listening to questions and helping you all.
I also miss my speaker friends. They are my family on the road. I so look forward to getting back on the road, in the air, and speaking at veterinary conferences in person. But in the meantime, I am thankful for Noodle U, my amazing friends, this profession, and the opportunity the speak and do what I love. @ Tarrytown, New York ... See MoreSee Less