BluePearl Pet Hospital
Malvern, PA
Oncology

Emergency and Specialty
Emergency:
Sun 7 am- Fri 6 pm
Specialty:
Mon-Fri: By appointment

Pet oncology by BluePearl.

Advanced cancer care to help your pet live a longer and better life.

We understand that seeing your pet experience unusual symptoms or act out of the ordinary can be stressful – especially if you don’t know what’s wrong. Fortunately, our veterinary oncology team is made up of experts in diagnosing and treating cancer, and we’re here to help. 

Our commitment is not just to treat illnesses; it’s to enhance the well-being of your pet and be with you every step of the way.

A vet specialist holds a small grey puppy wearing a cone on an exam table.

Conditions we treat.

A BluePearl anesthesiology and pain management vet prepares to fix an anesthetic facemask on a yellow lab while a vet tech helps hold the dog on the exam table.

If your pet has cancer, you’ll have an entire oncology team helping to improve your pet’s quality of life so you can get back to what matters most – spending precious moments together.

  • Bone cancer
  • Liver and spleen cancer
  • Lymphatic system cancer
  • Mammary (breast) cancer
  • Skin cancer
  • Soft-tissue cancer
  • Thyroid cancer
  • Tumors
  • Urinary system cancer

Services we offer.

Your pet will receive unparalleled medical care during their time at the hospital (and they’ll be spoiled with love and attention, too).

Advanced diagnostics

Your pet can’t tell us what’s wrong, so we use sophisticated diagnostics and imaging tools to uncover the source of the problem.

  • Radiography (x-rays)
  • Ultrasound
  • Blood testing
  • Biopsy
  • Cytology

Treatment plans

Just as no two patients are the same, neither are their treatment plans. Our oncology team has experience with a range of advanced procedures and minimally invasive options to get your pet on the path to wellness, including:

  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Surgery

Our board certified specialists and oncology team.

Experience makes all the difference. 

Our oncology team is made up of veterinarians, vet technicians and assistants, and support staff with rigorous training and experience in specialty medicine. The team works hand in hand to provide the comprehensive, compassionate care your pet needs and deserves. Because we’re a multidisciplinary hospital, the team can consult the expertise of other specialty departments, too.

Craig Clifford

MS, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

Oncology
On the job

Dr. Craig Clifford has been a medical oncologist since 2003 and currently runs all oncology-based clinical trials at BluePearl Malvern. He is active in clinical research and serves as an advisory board member with industry and non-profit foundations. He has authored/co-authored over 70 papers and book chapters and frequently lectures at major veterinary meetings in the USA and abroad. Dr. Clifford is a member of the Mars Veterinary Oncology Advisory Board and the Oncology Pathology Working Group, has served on many VCS and American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) committees and was an Examiner for the Australian Scientist’s Oncology Specialty Exam.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State University, Starkville
  • Master of Science, Avian Virology, University of Delaware, Newark
Off duty

Dr. Clifford has a wife, two sons and two dogs. They love to travel and often make vacations of business lectures.

Publications & Articles

Evan Ducker

DVM, DACVR-RO
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology
On the job

Dr. Evan Ducker is especially interested in innovative applications of palliative care.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology-Radiation Oncology
  • Resident, Radiation Oncology, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, BluePearl Specialty + Emergency Pet Hospital, Tampa, FL
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Bachelor of Science, Agriculture – Biological Science, University of Georgia, Athens
Off duty

Dr. Ducker is a huge soccer fan and enjoys spending time with his wife and two dogs, Nala and Isaac. He’s looking forward to trying new restaurants in the Philadelphia area.

Siobhan Haney

MS, VMD, DACVR-RO, MBA
Board Certified in Veterinary Radiation Oncology

Radiation Oncology
On the job

Dr. Siobhan Haney has lectured both nationally and internationally. In addition, she has authored and co-authored several studies on conventional and stereotactic radiation treatments in companion animals. Her clinical practice treats tumors in pets with advanced radiation oncology services, including:

  • CyberKnife stereotactic radiation therapy
  • Intensity Modulated Radiation Therapy (IMRT)
  • Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT)
  • Palliative care
Education
  • Master of Business Administration, Penn State University, State College, PA
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology-Radiation Oncology
  • Residency, Radiation Oncology, Tufts University, Grafton, MA
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • Master of Science, Biology, Rutgers University, Camden, NJ
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, George Washington University, Washington, D.C.
Off duty

Outside of work, Dr. Haney enjoys organizing and decluttering, fine art, old homes, late night Netflix marathons, riding her Peloton and spending time with her two energetic children and her husband, who is also a veterinarian.

Publications and articles

Kristin Kicenuik

DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

Oncology
On the job

Dr. Kristin Kicenuik actively participates in clinical trials, has authored and coauthored multiple articles, case reports and blogs for both veterinarians and the public, as well as presented regional education lectures for veterinarians and support staff. She takes pleasure in fostering the human-animal bond and helping animals live longer and more comfortable lives despite their cancer diagnosis. She has a special interest in translational medicine and believes that having knowledge of the behavior and treatment of cancer in dogs and in people can ultimately benefit both species.

She works closely with surgeons and radiation oncologists to provide a comprehensive approach to cancer treatment. Her special interests lie in palliative care, multimodal pain management and promotion of quality of life.

Dr. Kicenuik uses chemotherapy, targeted therapy and immunotherapy to treat a variety of cancer, including:

  • Lymphoma
  • Mast cell
  • Melanoma
  • Bladder
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Hemangiosarcoma
Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Medical Oncology, University of Georgia, Athens
  • Internship, Medical and Radiation Oncology, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, Houston, TX
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Oradell Animal Hospital, Paramus, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
  • Bachelor of Arts, Biologic Basis of Behavior, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Off duty

Outside of work, Dr. Kicenuik enjoys spending time with her fiancé and poodle mix, Winnie, outdoors hiking, kayaking and traveling.

Christine Mullin

VMD, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

Oncology
On the job

Dr. Christine Mullin has been board certified in medical oncology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine since 2015. She has conducted bench top research in osteosarcoma, has authored and coauthored multiple journal articles, provided webinars on topics in veterinary oncology for the Veterinary Information Network and presented regional education lectures for veterinarians and support staff. She currently serves on the Northeast Veterinary Cooperative Oncology Group committee as well as the ACVIM General Examination rating committee.

Dr. Mullin has a strong interest in clinical research and has served as co-investigator for several clinical trials. She finds treatment of hematologic malignancies and osteosarcoma most gratifying.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, Oncology Service LLC, Washington DC
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, PA
  • Bachelor of Science, Biology, College of New Jersey, Ewing
Off duty

Outside of work, Dr. Mullin enjoys spending time with her husband and their two cats.

Publications & Articles

Rebecca Risbon

VMD, DACVIM (Oncology)
Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

Oncology
On the job

Dr. Rebecca Risbon’s clinical interests include immunotherapy, targeted therapy and canine histiocytic sarcoma.

Education
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
  • Residency, Medical Oncology, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls NJ
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
Off duty

Dr. Risbon and her husband have one son, and the family has two black labs, Franklin and Willowbee. She enjoys traveling, reading, running, and hiking with her dogs.

What to expect.

We want you to be prepared for your pet’s visit to the oncologist, so you have one less thing to worry about. Our entire BluePearl team will be with you every step of the way.

Before your visit

  • Make an initial appointment by calling us directly or via referral from your pet’s primary vet. 
  • We’ll get records from your primary or emergency vet before your first visit and collaborate with them to discuss your pet’s history and current condition.

During your visit

  • When possible, we’ll examine your pet with you by their side to make them more comfortable. If additional tests are needed for a diagnosis, we’ll discuss those options with you.
  • You’ll have plenty of time and opportunity to ask questions as we go over your pet’s diagnosis together.
  • Before you leave, you’ll receive a detailed treatment plan, discharge instructions and any recommended medications. We’ll schedule a recheck appointment and make sure you’re aware of any symptoms you should watch out for at home.

After your visit

  • Our team will continue to partner with your primary veterinarian as part of the ongoing management of your pet’s care.
  • You know your pet better than anyone, and you play a crucial role in their treatment plan. If you have any concerns about providing care at home (such as giving medication, maintaining a specific diet or monitoring your pet’s symptoms), let us know – we’re here for you.