Wendi Velando Rankin, DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Background and Education:
Veterinary School: University of California, Davis
Internship Training: University of Missouri-Columbia
Residency Training: University of Missouri-Columbia
Certification: Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) (2008)
Dr. Wendi Rankin is a graduate of UC Davis, where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Veterinary Science (2002) and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (2004). She completed her Master of Science degree in Veterinary Biomedical Sciences (2008) for researching a protein in canine bladder tumors at the University of Missouri-Columbia. Dr. Rankin also completed a small animal medicine and surgery internship and oncology residency at the University of Missouri-Columbia (2008). She was board-certified in Medical Oncology in 2008 and joined SAGE that year. She has published several research articles on canine bladder tumors, as well as a chapter on drug interactions in a veterinary oncology textbook.
Dr. Rankin enjoys many aspects of oncology, and has a special interest in electrochemotherapy to treat various tumor types (including sarcomas, melanomas, mast cell tumors, oral tumors, and more). She is the first oncologist to use electrochemotherapy for veterinary patients in California and has been doing so since 2013. While she is very interested in the science of Oncology, above all, Dr. Rankin’s favorite aspect of oncology is being able to give treatment options so clients feel comfortable with their treatment decisions to improve and maintain their pet’s quality of life.