Dr. Rodney Page, D.V.M., M.S.
Stephen J Withrow Presidential Chair in Oncology
Professor of Oncology
Director, Flint Animal Cancer Center
I am a multi-generational Colorado native. I grew up in Boulder, Colorado, where I learned the value of a strong education and to appreciate the magic of nature. Throughout my career, I have returned to my Colorado roots over and over again.
After graduating from the University of Colorado Boulder with a chemistry degree and a plan for a career in human medicine, I attended Georgetown University Medical School in Washington, D.C. I realized that veterinary medicine was more aligned with my interests, and I returned to Colorado, this time to attend Colorado State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.
I spent three years in New York City after graduation. In 1984, I joined the faculty at North Carolina State University, where I helped establish one of the first comparative veterinary oncology programs.
After fifteen great years in North Carolina, I became the founding director of the Sprecher Institute for Comparative Cancer Research at Cornell University. In 2005 I was also appointed Chair of the Department of Clinical Sciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine.
I returned to CSU in 2010 to lead the Flint Animal Cancer Center. In partnership with our talented and dedicated staff and collaborators across the country, I have had an unparalleled opportunity to advance the discipline of comparative oncology. However, the heart and soul of our work is in service to loving owners who seek specialized veterinary care when their pet receives a cancer diagnosis. Thanks to them, we have incredible opportunities to learn more about cancer in both pets and people in our quest to conquer cancer in all species.