After spending several years in companion animal practice, Dr. Monique Mayer completed a 14-month radiation and medical oncology internship at a private referral centre in southern California. That experience led to a two-year radiation oncology residency at Colorado State University where Mayer focused on radiation biology and participated in cutting-edge research involving radiation field hyperthermia therapy and gene therapy.
In 2004, Mayer completed her Master of Radiological Health degree at CSU and became a board-certified radiation oncologist - one of the few in North America.
Dr. Mayer has played a lead role in developing WCVM's radiation oncology program. The program includes radiation therapy services as well as teaching for undergraduate and graduate students. It also involves collaborative research with other WCVM scientists and with human medicine researchers at the University of Saskatchewan's College of Medicine, at the Saskatoon Cancer Centre and at other oncology centres in North America.
Mayer MN, Lawson JA, Silver TI. 2010. "Sonographic characteristics of presumptively normal canine medial iliac and superficial inguinal lymph nodes." Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound. Nov.-Dec;51(6):638-641.
Mayer MN, Waldner CL, Elliot KM, Sidhu N. 2010. "Comparison of interfractional variation in canine head position using palpation and a head-repositioning device." Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound. Jul-Aug;51(4):472-6.
Mayer MN, Treuil PL and LaRue SM. 2009. "Radiotherapy and surgery for feline soft tissue sarcoma." Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, 50(6): 669-672.