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Flint Animal Cancer Center Oncology Nurses

Our oncology nurses represent the best in their field. They are knowledgeable, compassionate, and highly skilled caregivers devoted to the safety and comfort of all our patients. These veterinary medical professionals exemplify excellence, often going above and beyond in their dedication to our patients, clients, colleagues and to advancing the field of veterinary medicine.

Elizabeth Atencio

Elizabeth Atencio

The power of human connection cannot be taken for granted in the field of veterinary medicine. We each may have pursued this profession because we love animals, but it is equally important to clinicians and nurses alike to be able to communicate with people. Helping a client through a difficult time, when their pet is so ill, is part of the job, but it is one of the best parts of the job.

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Sarah Bruns

Sarah Bruns

I found what I needed here at the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital as a radiation oncology nurse. It was like coming home. I would be working with an exceptional team to provide the very best care to a special group of patients. Our radiation oncology patients deserve to have a good experience so; we calm their fears and spoil them with lots of attention for as long as they are in our care.

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Lindsay Carroll

Lindsay Carroll

I grew up on a small farm in the little town of Madras, located in Central Oregon, I always knew I would make a career working with animals. After graduation from Oregon State University, I worked in private practice for several years. In 2011 I was offered an extraordinary opportunity to join the amazing staff at the CSU FACC. Every day I learn something new about medicine, the human-animal bond, and about life.

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Terri Grounds

Terri Bluhm

I was raised by my maternal grandmother, who instilled in me not only a love of animals, but also a love of medicine. I developed a deep respect for the quality of medicine and excellent research practiced at CSU’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital. I was very lucky to be offered a position with the FACC, because it’s an extraordinary place to work and learn. I feel a deep connection with our patients and clients because cancer has touched my life in so many ways.

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Kara Hall

Kara Hall

I grew up in Milwaukie, Oregon and even at an early age felt a deep connection with animals. As a student in 4-H, she was involved in showing rabbits and training service dogs for Guide Dogs for the Blind. Believing in the mission and vision of the CSU FACC, she feels the most rewarding aspect of clinical trials is knowing that the service is contributing to the treatment, and possibly the future cure, of cancer not only the hospital’s animal patients, but in human cancer patients as well.

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Pickles

Alexa Pickles

Early on, it was clear to family and friends that I wanted to work with animals when I grew up. My love of animals stemmed from having a dog as a support system growing up. Happily, I joined the staff at the CSU FACC in 2010 and it has been my privilege to provide the best quality care to numerous patients and to offer support and reassurance to patient families.

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Kara Hall

Lisa Regan

I've always loved animals and knew from a young age that I wanted a career in veterinary medicine. Unfortunately, most people have experienced cancer in some way, whether through a family member, friend, or a personal struggle. As an CSU FACC oncology nurse, I have the opportunity to help make a difference every day by delivering the highest quality of care possible to each and every patient.

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Deanna Williams, CVT

Deanna Williams

As the surgical oncology nurse, my first responsibility is ensuring that surgery day schedules are coordinated and run smoothly; and that clients are kept well-informed all along the way. It's important to the surgical team—especially during high-risk surgeries—that clients are kept apprised of how their pets are doing, and I like providing that bit of extra service.

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