Tacoma, WA (253) 474-0791

5608 South Durango St

Tacoma, WA 98409

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Sharon Shor, DVM, MS, DACVIM-Oncology


Specialist, Board Certified in Veterinary Oncology

On The Job

Dr. Sharon Shor has two main goals as an oncologist: that pet owners are well educated about their pet’s cancer and that they find the treatment option that suits them best. He finds himself motivated by the science behind the medicine and the research that identifies new treatment options, particularly tumor-targeted therapies such as tumor-specific vaccines and small molecule inhibitors. He is highly attentive to pain management for his patients, especially for pets with bone-invasive tumors.

Always interested in adding to the veterinary medicine body of knowledge, Dr. Shor participates in collaborative oncology clinical trials that benefit both pets and humans. Some of his particular clinical interests include treatment of lymphoma, mast cell tumors, osteosarcoma and hemangiosarcoma.


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine-Oncology
Residency, Medical Oncology, University of Illinois, Champaign
Master of Science, Comparative Oncology, University of Illinois, Champaign
Internship, Oncology, Oregon State University, Corvallis
Internship, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
Bachelor of Science, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel

Off Duty

Dr. Shor spends his free time with his wife and two children hiking, traveling and photographing the Pacific Northwest. Their four-legged family members include a dog, Mitchell, and a cat, Patchy, both of whom were rescued in Israel and are now world travelers.

Select Articles and Publications

Management of Unresectable Mast Cell Tumors in Dogs

Shor S, Fadl-Alla BA, Pondenis HC, Zhang KL, Wycislo KL, Lezmi S, Fan TM. Expression of nociceptive receptors in canine osteosarcoma. JVIM. 2015 Jan; 29(1):268-75.

Shor S, Helfand SC, Gorman E and Lohr CV. Epithelioid hemangiosarcoma mimicking metastatic prostatic neoplasia in a dog. Vet path. 2009 Jan; 46(3):548-52.

Schuldiner O, Shor S and Benvenisty N. A computerized database-scan to identify c-MYC targets. Gene. 2002 Jun12; 292(1-2):91-99.