Brittany Ciepluch, DVM, MS, DACVS–Small Animal

Clinical Assistant Professor, Surgical Oncology 

When did you join the college?


The best part of being faculty is …

Collaborations, both clinical and research-focused.

The best advice I've gotten.

At first, the cases are interesting, but then the clients become more interesting. (Steve Withrow)

How would you capture the essence of your work in a newspaper headline?

One of many parts of a comprehensive oncology service that helps pets and people with cancer.

My hidden talent.

I think I have night vision.

A person who has inspired me.

My husband, Mike. (Resident, Radiology, Department of Small Animal Clinical Science)

Words of encouragement to a current veterinary college student.

Save all of your “Thank You” cards to read on the rough days.

One misconception that all students seem to have is...

There are black-and-white answers to our questions.

If I had a superpower, it would be?

High-speed flying.

This excites me the most about the future of my industry.

The connection between pet and human cancer is becoming more apparent, which is scary but also poses an opportunity to study pets to help people. I am also excited to see that the human-animal bond is getting stronger and stronger.

A cause I'm most passionate about. 

Serving communities that do not have access to vet care.

Favorite way to end the day.

Dinner with my family and a book on the couch.

Top of my bucket list.

Hiking the Pacific Crest Trail.

My favorite quote.

“Be tolerant with others and strict with yourself.” – Marcus Aurelius

How many pets/animals live at home?

One old dog named Vivian and two old cats named Matt and Jeff.


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