Dr. Craig Clifford is our first medical oncologist and the new Director of Clinical Studies for Hope Veterinary Specialists. He 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 joined Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in 2002 as a medical oncologist and Director of Clinical Research. Dr. Clifford was responsible for the creation of a clinical studies program at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital and brings this expertise to Hope VS. This opportunity will enable Hope VS to offer cutting technologies and novel therapies to our clients not only in oncology but multiple other specialties. The goal of these studies will benefit our patients and owners. Hope VS will become part of the Animal Clinical Investigation Network as well as acting as a site for multiple University and Industry sponsored trials.
Dr. Clifford is a well renowned oncologist who has authored/co-authored over 30 papers and book chapters. He was responsible for the creation of Veterinary Cancer Society resident review session and the Northeast Veterinary Co-operative Oncology Group. He is a frequent lecturer at major veterinary meetings in the USA and abroad and will participate in Hope VS sponsored symposiums. Dr. Clifford has served on the VCS executive board and currently on the ACVIM Exam Rating Committee, Residency Training and Credentials Committee and is the Co-chair of the Standards of Excellence in Residency Education Task Force.