Laura Goodman, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology, Internal Medicine)Board Certified Oncologist & Internist

    Dr. Goodman received her Bachelor of Science degree from Wake Forest University in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, graduating with Honors in Biology, Magna Cum Laude in May 1997. She then completed her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in May 2001. From there, Dr. Goodman completed a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship with VCA South Shore Animal Hospital in South Weymouth, Massachusettes in 2002. She completed her Small Animal Internal Medicine Residency from University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in July 2006 and completed her Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine on July 31, 2008. Dr. Goodman completed her Oncology Residency from the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine in September 2010.


    Prior to working at WVRC, Dr. Goodman completed her residency and became boarded in Oncology. Before that, she completed a one year research fellowship at the University of Georgia. Her research focus was pain management for dogs and cats. Dr. Goodman also worked at the University of Georgia as a clinical instructor in the Small Animal Internal Medicine department. 


    On what she enjoys most about working at WVRC…“I chose to focus my career in veterinary oncology because I want to help pets with cancer live happily for as long as possible. I know that this can be a devastating diagnosis, but in many pets and many families, I am able to make a positive difference.”


    American Veterinary Medical Association
    American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
    Veterinary Cancer Society

    Research & Publications:

    1.  Goodman L, Jarrett C, Krunkosky T, Budsberg S, Northrup N, Saba C, LeRoy B.  5-Lipoxygenase expression in benign and malignant canine prostate tissues.  Vet Comp Oncol.  2011 Jun; 9(2):449-57

     2.  Goodman L, Torres B, Reynolds L, Budsberg S.  Effects of firocoxib, meloxicam and tepoxalin administration on eicosanoid production in target tissues of healthy cats.  Am J Vet Res.  2010 Sep; 71(9):1067-73.

     3.  Goodman L, Brown S, Torres B, Reynolds L, Budsberg S.  Effects of meloxicam on plasma iohexol clearance as a marker of glomerular filtration rate in conscious healthy cats.  Am J Vet Res. 2009 Jul; 70(7):826-30

     4.  Viviano KR, Lavergne SN, Goodman L, Vanderwielen B, Grundahl L, Padilla M, Trepanier LA.  Glutathione, cysteine, and ascorbate concentrations in clinically ill dogs and cats.  J Vet Intern Med. 2009 Mar-Apr;23(2):250-7.

     5.  Goodman L, Torres B, Punke J, Reynolds L, Speas A, Ellis A, Budsberg S.  Effects of firocoxib and tepoxalin on healing in a canine gastric mucosal injury model.  J Vet Intern Med.  2009 Jan-Feb;23(1):56-62

     6.  Goodman L, Coles T, Budsberg S.  Leukotriene inhibition in small animal medicine J Vet Pharmacol Ther. 2008 Oct;31(5):387-98.

    7.  Goodman L, Trepanier L.  Potential drug interactions with dietary supplements

    8.  Compendium on Continuing Education for the Practicing Veterinarian, 27(10):780-790,2005.

     9.  Goodman L, Adamo F. Toxic myopathy in a four year old male neutered Airedale Terrier

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