Mackenzie Pellin, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Department of Medical Sciences
Office: 4174

Mackenzie Pellin, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)

Titles and Education

  1. Rotating small animal medicine and surgical internship: Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, Wheat Ridge, CO.  June 2011-July 2012
  2. Doctor of Veterinary Medicine: University of Wisconsin - Madison, May 2011.
  3. Bachelor of Arts with Honors - Zoology: University of Wisconsin - Madison, May 2006.


Combination chemotherapy, combining radiation and chemotherapy, slow CT for imaging pulmonary lesions in dogs


Clinical Assistant Professor of Veterinary Medical Oncology.

My responsibilites include the clinical training of residents, interns, and veterinary students as well as lecturing to veterinary students.  I also conduct clinical veterinary oncology research.

Clinical Interests

My clinical interests are aimed at educating pet owners, veterinary students, and the public about the biology and treatment options for various cancers, and tailoring a treatment plan to each pet and their family.  I have particular interests in the combination of radiation and chemotherapy to achieve the best outcome for patients.  Research interests include combination chemotherapy protocols and assessing lung tumor motion on CT for more accurate targeting of radiation therapy.

Graduate Training

Radiation Oncology residency, University of Wisconsin 2015-2017

Medical Oncology residency, University of Wisconsin 2012-2015

Rotating internship, Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital 2011-2012

Veterinary School, University of Wisconsin 2007-2011

Recent Publications

  1. Pellin, M. A., Wouda, R. M., Robinson, K., Tsimbas, K., Kurzman, I. D., Biller, B. J. and Vail, D. M. (2017), Safety evaluation of combination doxorubicin and toceranib phosphate (Palladia®) in tumour bearing dogs: a phase I dose-finding study. Vet Comp Oncol, 15: 919–931. doi:10.1111/vco.12232

  2. Stein T.J., Pellin M., Steinberg H., Chun R.  Treatment of Feline Gastrointestinal Small-Cell Lymphoma with Chlorambucil and Glucocorticoids. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association November/December 2010 vol. 46 no. 6 413-417
  3. David M. Vail, Douglas H. Thamm, Hans Reiser, Adrian S. Ray, Grushenka H.I. Wolfgang, William J. Watkins, Darius Babusis, Ilana N. Henne, Michael J. Hawkins, Ilene D. Kurzman, Robert Jeraj, Matt Vanderhoek, Susan Plaza, Christie Anderson, Mackenzie A. Wessel, Cecilia Robat, Jessica Lawrence, and Daniel B. Tumas.  Assessment of GS-9219 in a Pet Dog Model of Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.  Clinical Cancer Research 2009; 15(10) May, 15 2009.