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Veterinary Medicine

CSU's Animal Cancer Center founder, former director wins international award

October 31, 2011

Dr. Steve Withrow, founder and former director of Colorado State University's Animal Cancer Center, was recently recognized by the World Small Animal Veterinary Association at its annual awards celebration.

Dr. Steve WithrowThe organization’s awards are highly regarded in global companion animal care and recognize ground-breaking research and achievement companion animal clinical care. The awards were presented at the WSAVA’s World Congress in Jeju, Korea, on Friday Oct. 14.

Withrow was recognized with the WSAVA International Award for Scientific Achievement. This award recognizes the work of a veterinarian in advancing the profession’s knowledge of companion animal disorders. The Animal Cancer Center improves the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer in companion animals and translates its research and knowledge to benefit people with cancer.

The WSAVA noted that Dr Withrow’s pioneering work in cancer treatment for animals was judged an outstanding achievement, which will advance the profession’s understanding of the disease as it affects companion animals.

For more information about Withrow or the Animal Cancer Center at CSU, visit

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