NORWALK, Conn., Sept. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- Dr. Gerald Post, DVM, MEM, DACVIM (Oncology) is one of only two hundred board-certified veterinary oncologist in the United States. Dr. Post graduated with distinction from Cornell University in 1983 and received his DVM degree from the University of Minnesota in in 1988. In 1991, he completed a residency in Oncology at the Animal Medical Center in New York and in 1992 became a Diplomat of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
Dr. Post has authored many papers and book chapters on the topics of oncology and hematology, and was recently recognized by New York magazine as one of the best veterinarians in the tri state area. Recently, Dr. Post and his colleagues authored two seminal papers significantly advancing the treatment of both B-cell lymphoma and T-cell lymphoma in dogs. Dr. Post has devoted his life to animals and always had a strong interest in small animal oncology. He truly believes that the knowledge gained through comparative oncology can be used to cure many cancers not only in animals but humans as well.
As well as being a practicing veterinary internal physician in the tri state area he is also a principle owner of the Veterinary Cancer Center (VCC) in Norwalk, CT. This is a world class facility that specializes in the veterinary practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in animals. This facility is privately owned and one of the largest standalone cancer facilities. Almost every case we handle is referred to us by a family veterinarian seeking expert outside counsel. Our approach is to work with your regular veterinarian and form a team of medical experts with a common goal of extending both the quality and length of your pet's life.
Dr. Post has also found the Animal Cancer Foundation and is on the Board of Directors of The Riedel & Cody Fund. Both of these foundations support the prevention and possible financial support of both pets and families in need. Dr. Post is also an affiliated partner with the Cornell University Veterinary Specialist and on the scientific advisory board of both Abbott and Bayer.
Dr. Post will be having a speaking engagement at the upcoming International Melanoma Conference in Hollywood, CA on November 8-11th. One of only a few veterinarian specialists selected to contribute at this prestigious annual meeting. In addition, Dr. Post will be speaking on October 2, 2012 @ 7:30PM at the Mark Twain Library in Redding, CT about the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in animals and how this translates to humans.
Throughout his career he has offered both hope and compassion to pet owners. Whatever the diagnosis, Dr. Post will offer endless support and the best possible recommendations for your pet going forward.
SOURCE The Veterinary Cancer Center