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Alice Villalobos

Alice Villalobos

Dr. Alice Villalobos is President Emeritus of the Society for Veterinary Medical Ethics, Past President of the American Association of Human Animal Bond Veterinarians, and Veterinary Academy Fellow Emeritus for the National Academies of Practice. In 1972, she completed a first generation oncology residency during veterinary school at UC Davis under the mentorship of Dr. Gordon Theilen, the Forefather of Veterinary Oncology. She is a founding member of the Veterinary Cancer Society. Her textbook, Canine and Feline Geriatric Oncology: Honoring the Human-Animal Bond, and numerous articles, papers and chapters have spearheaded improved end of life care and hospice for companion animals. She has lectured worldwide on oncology, quality of life, hospice, the human-animal bond and bioethics. She introduced Pawspice, an end of life cancer care concept that embraces kinder gentler palliative cancer medicine and the hospice philosophy for older, frail cancer patients. She is Director of Animal Oncology Consultation Service at ACCESS in Woodland Hills, and Pawspice at VCA Coast Animal Hospital in Hermosa Beach, CA. Her concierge referral practices provide oncology consultations; palliative and integrative cancer therapy for pets with cancer and hospice management for patients at the end of life.