Small Animal Oncology - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in College Station, Texas Small Animal Oncology - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Small Animal Oncology

For small animal appointments call (979) 845-2351 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Emergencies accepted 24 hours a day

Our Service

Every day, our Oncology Service is striving to cure cancer in our beloved pets. However, a cure is not always possible, and we focus many of our efforts on achieving a good quality of life for all of our patients. We are active in clinical trials with the goal of finding better and more progressive ways to treat cancer in animals that may also eventually translate into better therapies for humans.  We work in partnership with you, your veterinarian, and other Clinical services to provide the most comprehensive and compassionate care for your pet.

A referral is needed for an appointment with one of our specialists. Please call (979) 845-2351 to schedule your appointment.

We are a member of the Comparative Oncology Trials Consortium (COTC);  a group of several Veterinary Colleges that participate in multi-institutional clinical trials sponsored by the NIH through their Comparative Oncology Program (COP).

We are committed to promoting and establishing clinical trials that will better determine therapeutic options for cancer in companion animals. Please see our Clinical Trials page for a list of current trials in oncology.

Our Team

Our cllinical faculty and staff in the Oncology Service are dedicated to finding new therapies and diagnostic options to aid in the management and treatment of cancer. Our clinical faculty are leaders in their field and are passionate about patient care and training tomorrow's veterinarians. We work together as a team with you and your veterinarian to ensure your pet is able to have the best quality of life.

Claudia L. Barton

Claudia L. Barton, DVM, DACVIM (Internal Medicine & Oncology)


Dr. Claudia L. Barton received her DVM from the University of Missouri. She completed a clinical pathology residency at Texas A&M University and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialties of oncology and internal medicine. Dr. Barton's major interest and expertise is in diagnostic cytology of tumors in animals.


Kenita S. Rogers

Kenita S. Rogers, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Internal Medicine & Oncology)

Associate Dean for Professional Programs

Dr. Kenita Rogers received her Bachelor of Science in Animal and Veterinary Science at West Virginia University and her DVM degree from Louisiana State University. She completed a rotating internship at the University of Georgia and an internal medicine residency at Texas A&M University. Dr. Kenita received her Master's degree from Texas A&M University and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Medicine in the specialties of internal medicine as well as oncology. Her special interests include clinical oncology, cytology, student mentorship, curricular change, and outcomes assessment.


Heather M. Wilson-Robles

Heather M. Wilson-Robles, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Assistant Professor

Dr. Heather M. Wilson-Robles received her DVM from the University of Tennessee. Dr. Wilson-Robles then completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center and a residency in medical oncology at the University of Wisconsin. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in the specialty of oncology. Her research and clinical interests include cancer stem cells, osteosarcoma, and clinical trials.


Brandan Wustefeld-Janssens

Brandan Wustefeld-Janssens, BVSc, DipECVS

Assistant Professor

Dr. Brandan Wustefeld-Janssens received is veterinary degree at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. He completed a general rotating internship and a surgical residency at the University of Liverpool. After his residency, Dr. Wustefeld-Janssens completed a fellowship in surgical oncology at Colorado State University. Dr. Wustefeld-Janssens is a Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Surgeons and is one of two fellowship trained surgical oncologists in Texas.


Michael A Deveau

Michael A. Deveau, DVM, MS, DACVR (Radiation Oncology)

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Michael Deveau received his DVM from Kansas State University. He is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Radiology in the specialty of radiation oncology. His special interests include functional imaging and personalized dose prescriptions.


Jesse E Grayton

Jesse E. Grayton, DVM

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Jesse Grayton received her DVM in 2009 from Kansas State University and traveled to New York City for her rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists. Dr. Grayton completed an oncology internship at the Veterinary Cancer Group before completing her oncology residency at Texas A&M. Her interests include radiation oncology, maintenance of quality of life throughout the process of diagnosis and treating cancer in pets, and hospice care.


Jacqueline Bloch

Jacqueline Bloch, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Jacqueline Bloch graduated with her BS in Pre-Veterinary Medicine and Biology from the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio and completed her DVM at the University of Missouri.  Dr. Bloch did a small animal rotating internship at Michigan State University, followed by a specialty oncology internship at Georgia Veterinary Specialists.  Her scholarly interests include hematopoietic tumors, early cancer detection techniques, and patient care curing treatment.

Carissa Wood

Carrissa Wood, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Carissa Wood received her DVM from the University of Missouri. She completed a small animal rotating internship at the Veterinary Referral and Emergency Center of Westbury on Long Island, followed by a specialty oncology internship at the Animal Cancer Care Center in South Florida.  Her scholarly interest include feline specific tumor behavior, the molecular pathways of metastatic disease, as well as zoo and wildlife neoplasia.

Kendra Lyons

Kendra Lyons, DVM

Veterinary Resident Instructor

Dr. Kendra Lyons received her DVM from Washington State University. She completed her general rotating internship at a private practice in Michigan, and completed two oncology specialty internships at private practices in South Florida and Northern California. Dr. Lyons' clinical interests include the development of metastasis, non-cytotoxic cancer therapies, and pain management in the end-stage cancer patient.

Jaci P Christensen

Jaci P. Christensen, BS, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Jaci Christensen graduated with an Associate's degree in applied science from McLennan Community College's veterinary technician program before receiving her BS in Veterinary Technology.  Her days consist of client interaction, chemotherapy administration, patient care, and the instruction veterinary students that come through the oncology rotation.

Linda Rojas Knight

Linda Rojas Knight, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Linda Rojas received her Associate's degree in veterinary technology from Lone Star College. She worked in a private referral surgery practice in Houston before joining Texas A&M as a radiation therapist.

Liz Wood

Liz Wood, LVT

Veterinary Technician

Liz Wood graduated with an Associate's Degree in Applied Science from the Veterinary Technician Program at Palo Alto College in San Antonio, Texas. Liz's clinical responsibilities include communication and interaction with clients, patient care, chemotherapy administration, and technical skill instruction for veterinary students. She is especially interested in the care of cancer patients at home as well as in the hospital.

Harmony M. Peraza

Harmony M. Peraza

Veterinary Technician

Harmony began her career working as an assistant to large animal veterinarians with special interests in Quarter Horses. She spent time working in small animal, exotics and wildlife medicine before working in veterinary oncology at Texas A&M University. Harmony's clinical responsibilities include client communication & interaction, patient care, chemotherapy administration, oncology clinical trials, and technical skill instruction of the 4th year veterinary students.