Meet Lisa DiBernardi, DVM, DACVIM (Medical Oncology), and DACVR (Radiation Oncology) from Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas
There is a small group of dual-boarded medical and radiation veterinary oncologists in the world and Dr. Lisa DiBernardi is one of them. Dr. DiBernardi had aspirations of being an exotics veterinarian or veterinary surgeon during her studies at Louisiana State University. It wasn’t until her adopted and beloved golden retriever, Harley was diagnosed with cancer that she realized she wanted to specialize in oncology. By the time Dr. DiBernardi was a senior in veterinary school, Harley had been diagnosed with four different types of cancer. It was then that Dr. DiBernardi realized she wanted to spend her career guiding pet owners in a similar situation.
Dr. DiBernardi is one of the many innovators that comprise the Compassion-First Pet Hospitals family, and this is her story.