Deanna R Worley DVM, DACVS-SA, ACVS Founding Fellow, Surgical Oncology, earned a bachelor’s degree in biomedical science and a distinction from the University Honors program at Montana State University in 1995. From there she continued to Colorado State University to earn her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree in 1999, followed by a small animal rotating internship in Dallas. She was a general practitioner in Spokane, Washington, and next a surgical intern at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston. She completed a small animal surgery residency program in 2007 at the University of Pennsylvania and then accomplished a surgical oncology fellowship at Colorado State University in 2008. In 2012 she became an American College of Veterinary Surgeons Founding Fellow in Surgical Oncology. She continues at Colorado State University as an Associate Professor of Surgical Oncology with tenure. Her current research includes lymphatic metastasis and lymphatic-targeting chemotherapy and in lessening surgical trauma associated with cancer treatment while improving surgical success.