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Dr. Janet Carreras

Boarded Oncologist

Janet K. Carreras VMD, DACVIM (Oncology) 

Dr. Janet K. Carreras is a board-certified veterinary oncologist at Pieper Veterinary. Originally from Connecticut, she graduated with honors from the College of the Holy Cross in Chemistry and achieved her doctorate from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1998, where she also completed her internship and residency programs. She worked as a veterinary oncologist in Texas at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists for 14 years, and worked an additional six years  at IDEXX Laboratories providing specialty consultations to veterinarians looking to offer oncological care to their patients.

Dr. Carreras is a member of the Veterinary Cancer Society, the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Oncology - Pathology Working Group, and the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

Dr. Carreras lives with her husband, their two children, and their dog Huey (a Chihuahua, Doberman, Chow, Labrador, and Manchester terrier mix). When not working she enjoys spending time with her family, walking, jogging, gardening, and afternoons at the beach. Dr. Carreras' three favorite things are people, pets, and science, and she loves that her job lets her focus on all three of these passions as she provides her clients with new ways to help their beloved pets continue to celebrate and enjoy life.

Research and Publications

London C, Mathie T, Stingle N, Clifford C, Haney S, Klein MK, Beaver L, Vickery K, Vail, DM, Hershey B, Ettinger S, Vaughan A, Alvarez F, Hillman L, Kiselow M, Thamm D, Higginbotham ML, Gauthier M, Krick E, Phillips B, Ladue T, Jones P, Bryan J, Gill V, Novasad A, Fulton L, Carreras J, McNeill C, Henry C, Gillings S. Preliminary Evidence for biologic activity of toceranib phosphate (Palladia(®)) in solid tumors. Vet Comp Oncol 2012 Sep;10(3):194-205.

Hahn KA, Legendre AM, Shaw NG, Phillips B, Ogilvie GK, Prescott DM, Atwater SW, Carreras JK, Lana SE, Rusk A, Kinet JP, Dubreuil P, Moussy A, Hermine O. Evaluation of 12- and 24-month survival rates after treatment with masitinib in dogs with nonresectable mast cell tumors. Am J Vet Res 2010 Nov;71(11):1354-61.

Axiak SM, Carreras JK, Hahn KA, Endicott MM, Parshley DE, King GK. Hematologic changes associated with half-body irradiation in dogs with lymphoma. J Vet Intern Med 2006 Nov-Dec;20(6):1398-401.

Risbon RE, deLourmier LP, Skorupski K, Burgess KE, Bergman PJ, Carreras J, Hahn K, Leblanc A, Turek M, Impellizeri J, Fred R 3rd, Wojcieszyn JW, Drobatz K, Clifford CA. Response of canine cutaneous epitheliotropic lymphoma to lomustine (CCNU): a retrospective study of 46 cases (1999-2004). J Vet Intern Med 2006 Nov-Dec;20(6):1389-97.

Hahn KA, King GK, Carreras JK. Efficacy of radiation therapy for incompletely resected grade-III mast cell tumors in dogs: 31 cases (1987-1998). J Am Vet Assoc 2004 Jan 1;224(1):79-82.

Carreras JK, Goldschmidt M, Lamb M, McLear RC, Drobatz KJ, Sorenmo KU. Feline epitheliotropic intestinal malignant lymphoma: 10 cases (1997-2000). J Vet Intern Med 2003 May-Jun;17(3):326-31.

Carreras JK, Sorenmo KU. Neoplasms of the Cranial Mediastinum and Pleura. In: Lesley G. King, ed. Textbook of Respiratory Disease in Dogs and Cats, St. Louis, Saunders, 2003:634-42.

Hahn KA, Carreras JK. Chondrosarcoma, nasal and paranasal sinuses. In: Larry P Tilley and Francis W. K. Smith, Jr., eds. Five Minute Veterinary Consult, Canine and Feline, 3rd Ed., Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2003:226.

Hahn KA, Carreras JK. Adenocarcinoma, nasal. In: Larry P Tilley and Francis W. K. Smith, Jr., eds. Five Minute Veterinary Consult, Canine and Feline, 3rd Ed., Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2003:27.

Hahn KA, Carreras JK. Squamous cell carcinoma, nasal and paranasal sinuses. In: Larry P Tilley and Francis W. K. Smith, Jr., eds. Five Minute Veterinary Consult, Canine and Feline, 3rd Ed., Philadelphia, Lippincott, Williams and Wilkins, 2003:1224. 

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