Ruthanne Chun, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

ruthanne.chun@wisc.edu

Department of Medical Sciences
Office: 2062

Ruthanne Chun, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Titles and Education

  1. Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs and Director of UW Veterinary Care
  2. Clinical Professor, Oncology
  3. Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology), 1997
  4. Residency in Oncology, 1992-1995, Purdue University
  5. Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery 1991-92, Cornell University, New York
  6. DVM, 1991, University of Wisconsin
  7. BS, 1987, University of Wisconsin

Research

Dr. Chun is most focused on better understanding how to improve access to veterinary medical care and how this impacts OneHealth, the idea that the health of animals and humans and the environment in which they live is intertwined.

Responsibilities

Dr. Chun is the section head of medical oncology, co-chair of the professional development curriculum development working group, hospital lead on the remodel and new building project. and chief of Large Animal Services at the UW - School of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Medical Sciences.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Chun enjoys being a clinician in medical oncology and working with her patients and their people, as well as with their the referring veterinarians. She also enjoys being one of the communication training faculty at the SVM and working with the students to build their communication skills.

Personal Interests

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. 

Recent Publications

  1. Alvarez E, Lygo-Baker S, Schultz K, Gilles W, Chun R. Veterinary and Pharmacy Students’ Expectations Before and Experiences After Participating in an Interdisciplinary Access to Care Veterinary Clinic, WisCARES. J Vet Med Educ 2021
  2. Bentley E, Kellihan H, Longhurst C, Chun R. Effect of Attire on Client Perceptions of Veterinarians. The Veterinary Journal. 265:1-8. Nov 2020.
  3. Morello S, Colopy S, Chun R, Buhr K. Work, Life, and the Gender Effect in Veterinary Medicine: Perspectives of ACVIM Diplomates in 2017. Part 2 – The Intersection of Personal Life and Professional Career. JVIM Sept 2020
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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