Glen King DVM, MS, DACVR (Radiation Oncology, Radiology) graduated from Auburn College of Veterinary Medicine and received his master’s degree from Texas A&M College of veterinary Medicine in 1980. He is board certified in both Radiation Oncology and Diagnostic Radiology by the American College of Veterinary Radiology. He is one of the original 3 founders of Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas, and joined the staff of VSNT in 2011. Dr. King served on the clinical faculty at LSU School of Veterinary Medicine, and spent 6 years at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center in Houston. He has treated small animals with spontaneous cancer for over 25 years. In his spare time Dr. king enjoys playing golf.
Derek P. Burney, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Small Animal Internal Medicine) received his DVM from Texas A&M University in 1991. He did a one-year internship at Auburn University followed by a residency in small animal internal medicine and PhD in molecular parasitology at Colorado State University. He was board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 1995. His interests are in caring for the internal medicine needs of cancer patients, as well as infectious disease, urology, and endocrinology. In his spare time, Dr Burney enjoys spending time in family activities with his two children and has a real interest in military aviation. Dr. Burney has been at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston since 1997, and joined the staff of VSNT in 2012.
Stephanie Cook, DVM, DACVR (Radiation Oncology) earned her DVM from Texas A&M University in 2008. She subsequently completed a one-year rotating internship at VCA Aurora and Berwyn Animal Hospitals in Colorado and a one-year specialty internship in radiation oncology at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists. Following this, Dr. Cook completed a residency in radiation oncology at the University of Missouri and became a part of the VSNT team in July of 2012. In her spare time, Dr. Cook enjoys spending time with her husband JJ and their three dogs.
Her use and knowledge of the latest technologies in this field, and obvious passion for her patients and clients made her an excellent choice to be a
team member at VSNT.
Pamela D. Jones, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), DACVR (Radiation Oncology) was raised in Tucson and completed her undergraduate studies at Northern Arizona University in 1990. She spent several years working as a veterinary technician prior to attending Colorado State University veterinary school and graduating in 1998. Following veterinary school, she returned to Arizona for a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at a private specialty practice in Phoenix. Dr. Jones went on to the University of Illinois for a three-year oncology residency and became board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in medical oncology in 2002. She completed a residency in radiation oncology at Arizona Veterinary Specialists and Southwest Veterinary Oncology in Arizona to become board certified by the American College of Veterinary Radiology in radiation oncology in 2004. Although Dr. Jones enjoys all aspects of medical and radiation oncology, comparative veterinary oncology is her primary interest.
Brisa Hsieh, DVM grew up in Yorba Linda, CA and she earned her BS from University of California, Davis. She received her DVM from Kansas State University in 2009. After a one year rotating internship at Veterinary Emergency and Referral Group (VERG) in Brooklyn, NY, she completed her three year internal medicine residency program at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists (GCVS) in Houston, TX. After practicing in Tucson, AZ, Dr. Hsieh joined the VSNT team in February 2015. What Dr. Hsieh appreciates the most about internal medicine is the intrinsic connection between pets and their humans. Her medical interests include endoscopy and laparoscopy, immune mediated disease, and endocrinology. Dr. Hsieh balances work with her love of horseback riding and spending time with her husband and her family, including her dogs, Paz and Figgins, her cats, Pork Bun, Bauer and Fritz and her Spanish Mustang, Stormy.
Sara Allstadt, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology) became a veterinary oncologist because it allowed her to incorporate her love for animals with a career that makes a difference. She completed her undergraduate and DVM training at Auburn University, graduating in 2002 with her DVM. Dr. Allstadt started her career as a general practice veterinarian before making a career switch to specialty medicine. She completed her internship at Affiliated Veterinary Specialists in Maitland, Florida and her specialty internship in oncology at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston, MA. Her residency in oncology was completed in 2010 at the University of California-Davis and she is board certified by American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in Oncology. During her career, she has been an assistant professor of oncology at the University of California-Davis and at the University of Tennessee, which has allowed her to publish a number of articles and proceedings on a wide variety of cancer topics. Off duty, Dr. Allstadt is an SEC football fan (War Eagle!) and enjoys hiking with her two rescued German Shepherds.