Phil Barnes
NorthStar VETS


Friday, January 14, 2022 at 1:00 PM EST
Saturday, December 31, 2022 at 11:55 PM EST

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 Therapeutic Radiation
Addition Of A Value-Added Service In An Established Veterinary Medical Community

Lecture Participants Will Learn:

• What therapeutic radiation is
• What cancer types are treated with therapeutic radiation, including combinational treatment with surgery/chemotherapy
• What different technologies are used to assist safe, effective, and exceptional therapeutic radiation treatment delivery
• What the referral process looks like
• How a radiation therapy service adds value  
to the referring veterinary community


RACE Approved for 1 CE Credit Hour

Rick Chetney, Jr., DVM, DACVR-RO

(Radiation Oncology)
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology – Radiation Oncology

Rick Chetney is a native of central New York and has been practicing radiation oncology since 2013. He earned his DVM degree from Kansas State University in 2010, and completed a rotating small animal surgery and medicine internship at BluePearl Michigan Veterinary Specialists in 2011. Completion of a 12-month medical oncology specialty internship at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville followed. Dr. Chetney then worked as an emergency clinician at RIVER in Chattanooga before returning to the University of Tennessee and completed his residency in radiation oncology in 2015. He was board-certified in radiation oncology by the American College of Veterinary Radiology in 2016.

As a board-certified veterinary radiation oncologist, Dr. Chetney is one of fewer than 100 specialists practicing within his field in the world. He has a special interest in minimizing radiation side effects, skin healing, intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT), and stereotactic radiation therapy (SRT/SRS/SBRT) for various tumors. He was the first on-site veterinary radiation oncologist to employ the use of linear accelerator-based IMRT in eastern Pennsylvania, and has practiced previously in the use of strontium-90 brachytherapy. After working in the Greater Philadelphia Region for five years, Dr. Chetney joined PetCure Oncology in June of 2020, and now provides his services to the patients and clients of Northstar VETS. He resides in Southeastern, PA with his wife, where they enjoy disc golf, kayaking, hiking, and anything outdoors. They are pet parents to Theo (Siamese/ragdoll mix cat), Logan (Border collie), and Roux (toy poodle).