Dr. K. Ann Jeglum, VMD, DACVIM
Dr. Ann Jeglum is a true pioneer in the field of veterinary oncology and we are proud to honor her as the 2016 Veterinarian of the Year. Dr. Jeglum has had a distinguished career, spanning nearly 40 years as a researcher and clinician.
Dr. Jeglum received her VMD from the University of Pennsylvania and completed post-doctoral fellowships at the Animal Medical Center here in Manhattan, and at the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine. She was instrumental in starting the medical oncology section of the Oncology Service at the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary Hospital.
In 1988, Dr. Jeglum was named a charter diplomate in the subspecialty of oncology in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Her groundbreaking work launched the specialty, which has grown to more than 413 diplomates today.
Dr. Jeglum was an Associate Professor of Medical Oncology and Head of the Oncology Service at University of Pennsylvania veterinary hospital. Additionally, she has held appointments at the prestigious research institutes including the National Cancer Institute, Fox Chase Cancer Institute, and The Wistar Institute in Philadelphia.
Ever passionate in her study and research of canine cancer genetics, Dr. Jeglum holds patents for novel cancer therapies, is a recognized leader in the field both nationally and internationally, and has published extensively on chemotherapy and immunotherapy in both human and veterinary oncology.
Dr. Jeglum continues to work on the front lines of the veterinary profession, daily treating dogs with cancer in her own practice and research center: Veterinary Oncology Services and Research Center (VOSRC) in West Chester, PA, while also serving the profession.
Dr. Jeglum has shown dogs for 30 years – starting with cocker spaniels, and now GSPs and pugs.
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