Rick Chetney, DVM, DACVR-RO Radiation Oncologist
Dr. Chetney earned his DVM degree from Kansas State, and completed a rotating small animal surgery and medicine internship at BluePearl Michigan Veterinary Specialists. Completion of a medical oncology specialty internship at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville followed. Dr. Chetney then worked for a year practicing emergency veterinary medicine at RIVER in Chattanooga before he returned to the University of Tennessee to complete a residency in radiation oncology.
As a board-certified veterinary radiation oncologist, Dr. Chetney is one of fewer than 100 specialists within his field in the world. He has a special interest in minimizing radiation side effects to normal tissues, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT/SRS/SBRT) for the treatment of internally located tumors. He was the first on-site veterinary radiation oncologist to employ the use of linear accelerator-based IMRT in eastern Pennsylvania, and has practiced previously in the use of strontium-90 brachytherapy.
- Board-Certiﬁed in Radiation Oncology by the American College of Veterinary Radiology
- Residency in Radiation Oncology – University of Tennessee in Knoxville
- Internship in Medical Oncology – University of Tennessee in Knoxville
- Small animal surgery and medicine internship – BluePearl Michigan Veterinary Specialists
- Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Degree – Kansas State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
- Graduated SUNY ESF, B.S. in Environmental and Forest Biology
Professional Certifications & Associations:
- Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology – Radiation Oncology
- American Veterinary Medical Association
- Veterinary Cancer Society