November 22, 2023 Press Release
Source: AMC

Schwarzman Animal Medical Center Expands Oncology Service with Two New Board-Certified Oncologists

Schwarzman Animal Medical Center Expands Oncology Service with Two New Board-Certified Oncologists

Drs. Renee Alsarraf and Brooke Britton Join World-Renowned Cancer Institute

Press Release

(November 16, 2023 – New York, N.Y.) AMC’s Cancer Institute today announced the expansion of its Oncology Service with the appointment of two new board-certified oncologists: Dr. Renee Alsarraf, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), and Dr. Brooke Britton, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology).

Dr. Renee Alsarraf brings extensive experience in both radiation and medical oncology to AMC. She previously served as the Head of Oncology and owner for the Animal Emergency and Referral Associates in West Caldwell, NJ, in addition to providing veterinary consulting services. Dr. Alsarraf founded the oncology practice at both AnimERge Veterinary Hospital in Raritan, NJ and Kansas City Veterinary Specialists in Kansas City, KS. Dr. Alsarraf earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine and completed a small animal rotating internship and a residency program in oncology, with additional training in radiation therapy, at the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center. She is the author of Sit, Stay, Heal: What Dogs Teach Us About Living Well, which has received national and international attention.

Dr. Brooke Britton has over a decade of experience in veterinary oncology and joins AMC from Veritas Veterinary Partners in Tinton Falls, NJ where she served as Director of Clinical Development of the nationwide network of ER and multi-specialty practices. Previously Dr. Britton served as a medical oncologist at Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners in NYC. She earned her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from New York State College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY. Dr. Britton completed a rotating medical and surgical internship, and a specialty internship in oncology, at Red Bank Veterinary Hospital in Tinton Falls, NJ. She completed her residency in medical oncology at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital at University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, PA.

“I am delighted to welcome Dr. Renee Alsarraf and Dr. Brooke Britton to the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center,” said Helen M. Irving, RN, MBA, President and Chief Executive Officer of AMC. “Given their depth of knowledge and expertise in treating pets with cancer, I am confident they will both make significant contributions to our patients and to the field of veterinary oncology.”

“I’m excited to be back at Schwarzman Animal Medical Center,” said Dr. Alsarraf. “I am proud to work at AMC’s Cancer Institute where we take an integrative approach to patient care, utilizing innovative research and procedures to diagnose and treat animals with cancer.”

“It’s a privilege to be joining the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center, where there is such a large and diverse patient caseload,” said Dr. Britton. “I’m looking forward to working with so many accomplished practitioners as we treat complex cases for our beloved animal companions.” Learn more about AMC’s Cancer Institute at:

About the Schwarzman Animal Medical Center Hospital of New York City
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