Dec. 13, 2021

Laverdia: A New Treatment for Lymphoma | Dr. David Bruyette, Dr. Megan Duffy, and Dr. Craig Clifford #145

Laverdia: A New Treatment for Lymphoma | Dr. David Bruyette, Dr. Megan Duffy, and Dr. Craig Clifford #145

Laverdia-Ca1 is a new, oral treatment for lymphoma that you can give to your dog at home. We still have more to learn, but this drug shows promise.

Three veterinary oncologists discuss how Laverdia works and where it might fit into treatment plans for dogs with lymphoma.

Links Mentioned in Today’s Show:

Anivive Lifesciences - Laverdia

Anivive Lifesciences – Clinical Trials

How Laverdia Works video

Veterinary Cooperative Oncology Group-Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events (VCOG-CTCAE v2) following investigational therapy in dogs and cats

Conditional Approval Explained: A Resource for Veterinarians

About Today’s Guest, Dr. David Bruyette:

Dr. David Bruyette received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Missouri. Subsequently, he completed an internship at Purdue University and residency in internal medicine at the University of California-Davis. He was a staff internist at the West Los Angeles Veterinary Medical Group and a member of the Department of Comparative Medicine at Stanford University. Dr. Bruyette was an Assistant Professor and Head of Internal Medicine at Kansas State University and Director of the Analytical Chemistry Laboratory at Kansas State. He was most recently Medical Director of the VCA West Los Angeles Animal Hospital, one of the largest 24-hour emergency/specialty practices in the country. Dr. Bruyette is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and a member of the Pituitary and Endocrine Societies. Currently Dr. Bruyette is the Chief Medical Officer for Anivive Lifesciences. LinkedIn profile

About Today’s Guest, Dr. Megan Duffy:

Dr. Megan Duffy earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University, then completed internships at University of Prince Edward Island and North Carolina State University, followed by earning her MS in Veterinary Science from Washington State University while also completing a residency in veterinary medical oncology. She is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology). Dr. Duffy is currently a practicing oncologist at BluePearl Pet Hospital Eden Prairie, MN.

About Today’s Guest, Dr. Craig Clifford:

Dr. Craig Clifford is a graduate of Mississippi State University College of Veterinary Medicine and received an MS degree in Animal Science/Virology from the University of Delaware. After completing an internship and a medical oncology residency at the University of Pennsylvania, he became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) in 2003. He is a medical oncologist and director of Clinical Studies at Blue Pearl Malvern in Pennsylvania. He is a renowned oncologist who has authored/co-authored over 70 papers and book chapters. Dr. Clifford is a member of the VCA Pet Cancer Care Alliance Committee and has served on the VCS executive board, Oncology Pathology Working Group, and an Examiner for the Australian Scientist’s Oncology Specialty Exam. LinkedIn profile

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