Sandra Barnard-Nguyen | Centre for Veterinary Education

Sandra Barnard-Nguyen

BVSc (Hons I), Dip ACVIM (Onc)

After graduating from the University of Sydney, Sandra worked as an associate veterinarian at Gladesville Veterinary Hospital. Sandra went on to complete her residency in Medical Oncology at Cornell University, and while there won the Veterinary Resident Award for dedication to veterinary student training and service to patients and clients. She achieved Diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Oncology in 2010. She gained a position on faculty at The Ohio State University as an Assistant Professor in Oncology and Hematology. Sandra now works at the Animal Referral Hospital in Sydney. Sandra has authored and co-authored peer-reviewed publications in the veterinary scientific literature including a very recent Veterinary Cooperative Oncology Group (VCOG) Consensus Document on which she was lead author, and has presented her research and published abstracts and proceedings at the American association for Cancer Research and the Veterinary Cancer Society Annual Conference. At The Ohio State University Sandra was heavily involved in clinical trials involving innovative new treatments for pets with cancer. Sandra has also undergone special training in communication, and she is particularly interested in end of life care for pets with cancer and the impact that communication surrounding euthanasia  has on pet owners' grief.