Ruthanne Chun, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), Clinical Professor
Department of Medical Sciences
Titles and Education
- Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of UW Veterinary Care
- Clinical Professor, Oncology
- BS 1987 University of Wisconsin
- DVM 1991 University of Wisconsin
- Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery 1991-92, Cornell University, New York
- Residency in Oncology, 1992-1995, Purdue University
- Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology), 1997
I am interested in adult learning principles and how to apply them in the veterinary medical field. I am also part of a team that is looking into why the veterinary medical profession has such a high suicide rate; trying to understand what internal and external factors may play a role in this disturbing trend.
Administrative: Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of UW Veterinary Care
Clinical oncology: 4th year clinical rotation.
Clinical communication skills: Mandatory lectures in 1st and 2nd years, elective courses in the 3rd and 4th years.
I am particularly interested in improving communication skills as a way to enhance the professional relationship with clients as well as other veterinary professionals.
True to my profession, I love all animals. My family has dogs, chickens, parrots, pocket pets, reptiles, and horses. Sadly, because of allergies, we can't have cats.
- Luethcke KR, Ekena J, Chun R, Trepanier L. Glutathione S-transferase theta genotypes and environmental exposures in the risk of canine transitional cell carcinoma. JVIM 33:1414-1422, 2019
- Alvarez E, Gilles W, Lygo-Baker S, Chun R. WisCARES: An Innovative Model for Teaching Communication, Clinical Problem Solving, and Cultural Humility to Veterinary Medical Students. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education. Published on-line April 2019
- Nicoletti R, Chun R, Curran KM, et al. Postsurgical outcome in cats with exocrine pancreatic carcinoma nine cases (2007-2016). Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association 54:291-295, 2018
- Shaffer K, Bach J, Chun R. Prospective study evaluating the incidence of bactereia and bacteruria in afebrile and febrile neutropenic dogs undergoing chemotherapy. Veterinary Medicine and Science, 2:281-294, 2016
- Ginn J, Sacco J, Wong YY, Motsinger-Reif A, Chun R, Trepanier LA. Positive association between a glutathione-S-transferase polymorphism and lymphoma in dogs. Vet Comp Oncol, e-pub, 2012
- Armbrust L, Biller DS, Bamford A, Chun R, Garrett L, Sanderson M. Comparison of thoracic radiograph and computed tomography for detection of pulmonary nodules in dogs with neoplasia. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 240:1088-1094, 2012