Give to Scholarship

Your gift is an investment in the future of veterinary oncology.

Your scholarship gift is an investment in the next generation of veterinary oncologists. With your help, we can attract the most promising candidates who may one day find the key to preventing or curing cancer. Educating future cancer specialists is central to our mission. In fact, we have trained more surgical, medical, and radiation oncologists than any other veterinary institution in the world. Until the day we conquer cancer, the need for additional veterinary oncologists continues to grow as millions of pets are diagnosed with cancer each year. To assure every pet has access to expert oncology care, we need to train more specialists. To do that, we need your partnership.

Elliott, Louie, and Miles’ Long Paw Scholars

ELM Long Paw Scholars

Your gift to the Elliott, Louie, and Miles’ Long Paw Scholars fund supports the training of a medical oncology resident at the Flint Animal Cancer Center.

The fund honors three Mesinger Family Golden Retrievers, Elliott, Louie, and Miles. Elliott was a two-time FACC patient and a beloved companion for 14 years. It also honors Louie and Miles, who were best friends, and both lost to hemangiosarcoma – Louie, after a long and courageous battle, and Miles, very acutely. This fund is in place to thank the oncologists who provide compassionate care to cancer fighters and their families. Your generous support is an investment in the future of veterinary oncology and the hope for improved outcomes for cancer patients.






Elliott, Louie, and Miles’ Long Paw Scholars

Dr. Travis Laver, Medical Oncology, 2016

Dr. Annie Galloway, Medical Oncology, 2019

Dr. Beck Ringdahl-Mayland, Medical Oncology, 2022

Dr. Francesca Lerner, Medical Oncology, 2025

Oncology Award in Memory of Lois Marie Adlfinger

Lois Adlfinger

Your gift to the Oncology Award in Memory of Lois Marie Adlfinger supports an annual award for an oncology specialty trainee at the Flint Animal Cancer Center.

Oncology residents and fellows provide skilled and compassionate care to animals and their humans as they battle cancer. Named for Lois Adlfinger, this fund honors those future cancer specialists as well as Lois and her generous heart, passion for learning, and love of animals. It is the sincere hope of Lois’s family and friends that through this fund, her beliefs and principles will live on: Never give up, never stop learning, and devote your lives to improving the quality of life for all our fellow creatures.









Oncology Award in Memory of Lois Marie Adlfinger – Recipients

Dr. Alex Pyuen, Medical Oncologist, 2020

Dr. Thomas Lee, Radiation Oncologist, 2021

Dr. Jo Anne Au Yong, Surgical Oncologist, 2022

Dr. Ashley Parker, Medical Oncologist, 2023

Dr. Patty Gualtieri, Radiation Oncologist, 2024

Lucy's Scholars

Lucy’s Scholars supports specialty training for a surgical oncology fellow and medical oncology resident at the Flint Animal Cancer Center. Your gift is an investment in the specialists who are working to improve the lives of companion animals battling cancer and to advance human and veterinary cancer treatment.

Lucy’s Scholars honors the memory of Lucy, a beloved pet that helped pioneer a new protocol in the early detection of cancer metastasis. Lucy’s owner established this fund to train future pioneers in veterinary oncology.



Lucy’s Scholars

Dr. Laura Selmic, Surgical Oncology Fellow & Post Doc, 2011-2014

Dr. Mairin Miller, Medical Oncology Intern, 2014

Dr. Katie Curran, Medical Oncology Resident, 2015

Dr. Cassie Pripch, Surgical Oncology Fellow, 2015

Dr. Arathi Vinayak, Surgical Oncology Fellow, 2016

Dr. Brandan Wustefeld-Janssens, Surgical Oncology Fellow, 2017

Dr. Amber Wolf-Ringwall, Medical Oncology Resident, 2018

Dr. Joanne Tuohy, Surgical Oncology Fellow, 2018

Dr. Brittany Ciepluch, Surgical Oncology Fellow, 2019

Dr. Tristram Bennett, Surgical Oncology Fellow, 2020

Dr. Alex Pyuen, Medical Oncology Resident, 2021

Dr. Maureen Griffin, Surgical Oncology Fellow, 2021

Dr. Jonathan Ferrari, Surgical Oncology Fellow, 2022

Dr. Josep Aisa, Surgical Oncology Fellow, 2023

Dr. Molly Gasparini, Medical Oncology Resident, 2024

Dr. Jacqueline Cavalcanti, Surgical Oncology Fellow, 2024

Dr. Caroline Sloan, Interventional Cardiology Fellow, 2024

Dr. Dayoung Oh, Radiation Oncology Resident, 2026

Dr. Megan Gutwillig, Medical Oncology Resident, 2027


Make checks payable to Colorado State University Foundation. Please note the specific fund name (i.e., Elliott’s Long Paw Scholars) in the memo.

Mail to:

Colorado State University Foundation
P. O. Box 1870
Fort Collins, CO 80522

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