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Specialty: Oncology

Phil Bergman
Karri Meleo
Robert Rosenthal
Louis-Philippe de Lorimier
Craig Clifford
Greg Ogilvie
Marlene Hauck
Julius Liptak
Michael Lucroy
Michael Nolan
Beki Regan
Stewart Ryan
Douglas Thamm
Suzanne Waltman

Associate Editors:
James Fingeroth
Kurt Verkest

Julius Liptak

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Founding Fellow in Surgical Oncology, 2012
  • European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) Surgery, 2006
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Surgery, 2005
  • Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, Fellow (FACVSc), 2002

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • Australian College of Veterinary Scientists, Member (MACVSc) Small Animal Surgery, 1997


  • Masters of Veterinary Clinical Studies (MVetClinStud), University of Sydney, 2001
  • Residency in Small Animal Surgery, University of Sydney, 2001
  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science (BVSc), University of Melbourne, 1992


  • Stephen J. Withrow Award for Advancing the Art and Science of Surgical Oncology, 2010
  • Research Fellowship in Surgical Oncology, Colorado State University, 2002-2003
  • Clinical Fellowship in Surgical Oncology, Colorado State University, 2001-2002
Current Professional Activities
  • Staff small animal surgeon and surgical oncologist, Alta Vista Animal Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Adjunct professor, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
  • Membership coordinator, Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology
  • Editorial review boards for Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, and Veterinary and Comparative Orthopaedics and Traumatology
  • Veterinary Cancer Society Mast Cell Tumor Subgroup member
  • Collaborative clinical research
  • Lecturing on surgical oncology and small animal surgery topics
  • VIN consultant
Past Professional Activities
  • Founding President of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology, 2006-2008
  • Assistant professor, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, 2003-2006
  • Small animal general practitioner in Australia, 1992-1996
  • ACVS Publications Committee, 2006-2009
Marital Status
  • Engaged to Allison Black (getting married in August 2015)
  • Oliver, born in February 2014
  • Imi and Mojo, two cats who have travelled with me from Australia to Colorado to Canada
  • Cycling (road, cyclocross and mountain bike)
  • Photography (especially street photography)
  • SCUBA diving and underwater photography
  • Cooking
  • Enjoying great food and beer, wine and scotch
  • Reading non-fiction and the occasional fiction if written by John Grisham, Michael Connelly, or Lee Child
  • Watching movies
  • Guitar
  • Travelling
  • Most importantly, spending time with my family
Favorite Quote
  • Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined. -Henry David Thoreau
  • Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away. -Maya Angelou
  • A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty. -Unknown
  • Never, never, never give up. -Winston Churchill
What I like most about VIN
  • Learning every day
  • Discussing and debating cases with other specialists and VIN consultants
  • Engaging with VIN members who want to do their best for their patients and clients
Julius Liptak

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