Veterinary Continuing Education Lectures

Every year, we host two complimentary continuing education seminars for veterinary professionals. The spring course focuses on updates in veterinary oncology and the fall course focuses on geriatric care. Part of FETCH a Cure’s mission is to further education and awareness in the scope of pet cancer and age-related illnesses. By providing veterinary continuing education lectures to the public, it is our hope that professionals and individual pet owners will be empowered with the knowledge and tools to offer the best care for companion animals.

Below, you can find videos from our most recent continuing education seminars. If you weren’t able to make it to these lectures, we hope you will consider coming to our next event. If you’re interested in being a sponsor, please contact Or, if you’re interested in being a vendor at one of our seminars, please contact

Angharad Waite, VMD, DACVIM (Medical Oncology)

Dr. Waite graduated from Princeton University magna cum laude and then attended the University of Pennsylvania Veterinary School, obtaining her VMD in 2008. She stayed at Penn to complete a small animal medicine and surgery internship followed by a residency in medical oncology at Cornell University. During the last year of her residency (2012) she received the Small Animal Resident of the Year Award from the fourth year class. She was also the recipient of the 2013 Fetch a Cure Knowledge Award.

You can watch her presentation, “Top Five Cancers in Cats: Lymphoma, Lymphoma, Lymphoma…” below.

Casey LeBlanc, DVM, PHD, DIPLOMATE, ACVP (Clinical Pathology)

Dr. LeBlanc is a clinical pathologist for and is CEO of Eastern VetPath.  His areas of special interest include diagnostic cytopathology and hematopathology.  He received his veterinary degree from Louisiana State University in 1996, and then completed a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center.  After his internship, he returned to LSU for his clinical pathology residency and PhD training, completed in 2003.  After working for Antech Diagnostics from 2003-2004, he joined the faculty at the University of Tennessee.  During his almost 10 years at UT, Dr. LeBlanc was promoted to Associate Professor with tenure, was actively involved in teaching veterinary students and training residents in clinical pathology, and was recognized with multiple teaching awards. As of June 2014, Dr. LeBlanc and his family live in Bethesda, MD. After reading cytologies for 3 years in northern Virginia (at The Regional Veterinary Referral Center), Dr. LeBlanc now works from our dedicated cytology laboratory in Bethesda.

You can watch his presentation, “Getting the Most Out of Your Pathology Samples” below.

Ira Gordon, DVM, DACVR (Radiation Oncology)

Dr. Gordon is a native Californian and obtained his veterinary degree from the University of California, Davis. He then completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Ohio State University. He returned to UC Davis and completed a residency in radiation oncology and is board certified with the American College of Veterinary Radiology in the discipline of radiation oncology. Due to a strong interest in veterinary education and training, he stayed at UC Davis as an instructor in radiation oncology and founded VetPrep, a company dedicated to providing learning resources to veterinary students that has helped over 10,000 veterinarians prepare for and pass their licensing examination. In 2008, he moved to the Washington, DC area where he initiated advanced training as a postdoctoral fellow in the Radiation Oncology Branch of the National Cancer Institute.

Dr. Gordon’s primary clinical interests include the use of advanced imaging and radiation delivery techniques to improve tumor control and patient quality of life. He has a special interest in tumors of the head and neck and in tumors of the central nervous system. His research interests include the identification and investigation of drugs that increase tumor responsiveness to radiation or improve the tolerance of normal tissues to radiotherapy. He’s published primary research and review articles on these subjects and has spoken at national meetings on these topics. Dr. Gordon has received multiple awards for his work as a clinician and clinician-scientist, including the George H. Hart Research Grant, Myrtle L. Oliver Memorial Resident Research Award, and the Gerald Ling Award for Small Animal Research. Currently, he lives in Bethesda with his Dalmatian, Jezebel, and wife, Tamara, a reporter for National Public Radio.

You can watch his presentation, “What’s New in Veterinary Radiation and Why You Should Care” below.