DVM, University of Illinois
Residency, University of Wisconsin - Madison (Oncology)
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Dr. Laura Garrett is a clinical associate professor in oncology and chief of staff of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine. She earned her veterinary degree from the University of Illinois in 1991. After graduation, she completed a rotating small animal internship at the University of Minnesota and spent two years in private and referral practices in Minnesota. Dr. Garret went on to complete an oncology residency at University of Wisconsin-Madison. She practiced in a New Zealand specialty clinic and on the faculty at Kansas State University before returning to Illinois in 2006.
As a board certified veterinary oncologist, she sees oncology patients and engages in research and teaching. Her publication topics include canine lymphoma, clinical trials, and communication, which mirror her main interests of therapeutic trials and teaching communication skills in the veterinary curriculum.
Dr. Garrett is a four-time recipient of the student-nominated Mell Faculty Award for compassion and honoring the bond between owners and pets.
She and her husband, Dr. Ed Garrett, live in Urbana with their three kids, three cats, one snake, and too many guppies to count. She enjoys watching her childrens sporting and musical events, seeing films, and cooking for family and friends.
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