Surgical Oncology


1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Bookings closed


Medvet Cleveland West Auditorium
20400 Emerald Parkway, Cleveland, OH, 44135

Dr. Chas McBrien and Dr. Rochelle Prudic from Cleveland Medvet will be doing a joint session on Surgery and Oncology.

Canine Mast Cell Tumors – 1.5 hours
Principles of surgical oncology – 1 hour
Gastrointestinal surgery – 1 hour

This meeting is sponsored by Idexx and Hill’s.

Please note the new location – Medvet Cleveland West auditorium – 20400 Emerald Parkway, Cleveland, OH 44135. The auditorium is a separate entrance from the hospital. Do NOT go into the hospital for the meeting.

Rochelle A. Prudic, DVM, Diplomate, ACVIM (Oncology), is a board-certified medical oncologist at MedVet Cleveland where she has been part of the team since 2018. Dr. Prudic earned a Bachelor of Science degree in biology/immunology and chemistry from the University of Akron in Akron, OH. Following the completion of her undergraduate studies, she earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, CA. Dr. Prudic then went on to complete a year long internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA. She next completed a medical and surgical oncology internship at the University of Florida in Gainesville, FL, followed by a three-year oncology residency at the University of Georgia in Athens, GA.

Passionate for all aspects of veterinary Medical Oncology, Dr. Prudic has a special interest in lymphoma, hemangiosarcoma, multi-modal pain control, client communication techniques, neoplasia of unknown primary, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, palliative care and promotion of quality of life in caregivers/patients. She is an advocate for teaching/mentorship, mental health within the veterinary profession, and also enjoys public speaking. When not caring for her patients, Dr. Prudic loves music, great coffee, horseback riding, travel and her cat Ralston.
Charles (Chas) S. McBrien, Jr., DVM, MS, Diplomate, ACVS-SA is a board-certified Veterinary Surgeon at MedVet Cleveland West. He has been part of the MedVet surgery team since 2015. Dr. McBrien attended Earlham College where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine where he earned his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree.

Dr. McBrien started his MedVet career in 1998 as a receptionist and then as a Veterinary Assistant in the surgery department while attending veterinary school. Following his graduation, Dr. McBrien completed a yearlong internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Michigan State University followed by a three-year residency in small animal surgery combined with a Masters of Science degree at the University of Minnesota.

After becoming a board-certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, Dr. McBrien worked as a staff surgeon at Northeast Veterinary Referral Hospital in Plains, Pennsylvania before rejoining the MedVet team. Dr. McBrien has authored and co-authored various articles in veterinary publications including Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound as well as in the Manual of Trauma Management in the Dog and Cat. He is an active advocate of continued education for veterinary professionals and routinely lectures on various surgery topics.

Dr. McBrien maintains an interest in all aspects of surgery with particular interests in Tibial-plateau-leveling osteotomy (TPLO) for cranial cruciate ligament repair in dogs, fracture repair, and minimally invasive surgery. When not treating patients, Dr. McBrien enjoys outdoor activities including fishing, canoeing, camping, and swimming.

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Bookings are closed for this event.