Oncology Service, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Assistant Hospital Director, Professor, Zoey Bennett Professor in Oncology



Research Interests

  • Clinical studies leading to improved diagnostic and therapeutic options for veterinary cancer patients
  • Occupational and patient chemotherapy safety

Educational Background

Nicole Northrup, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology), recently assumed the role of Assistant Hospital Director for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital. This is a new position created to help provide additional administrative support for the hospital and its operations. Dr. Northrup has more than 17 years of experience as a clinician in the hospital, has served as a Section Head for nearly 16 years, and served for a brief time as the VTH Interim Director.

Dr. Nicole Northrup received her DVM degree from the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine in 1994 and completed a 1-year internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the Animal Medical Center in New York City the following year.  She served as an associate veterinarian at the Alex Lewyt Veterinary Medical Center at North Shore Animal League for the next 2 years.

Dr. Northrup’s residency training in Small Animal Oncology in the Harrington Oncology Program of Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine led to board certification by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Specialty of Oncology in 2000.  That year she joined the Department of Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine, and was the first veterinary oncologist to practice in the state of Georgia.  Dr. Northrup received the Jules and Lucy Silver Animal Bedside Manner Award in 1999 and the Outstanding Hospital Service Award in 2002.  She has authored or co-authored 27 abstracts, 23 journal articles and 5 book chapters.

Selected Publications

  • Alexander K, Northrup N, Clarke D, et al. Engineering controls in veterinary oncology: A survey of 148 ACVIM board-certified oncologists and environmental surveillance in 20 specialty hospitals. Vet Comp Oncol 2018;1-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/vco.12390
  • Thiman J, Northrup N, Saba C, et al. Prospective evaluation of the safety of compounded bulk material L-asparaginase in dogs with lymphoma. J Vet Pharmacol Ther 2016;39:572-577.
  • Kicenuik K, Northrup N, Dawson A, et al. Treatment time, ease of use and cost associated with use of Equashield™, PhaSeal®, or no closed system transfer device for administration of cancer chemotherapy to a dog model. Vet Comp Oncol 2015 Apr 10. Doi:10.1111/vco.12148. (epub ahead of print)
  • London CA, Gardner HL, Mathie T, Stingle N, Portela R, Pennell ML, Clifford CA, Rosenberg MP, Vail DM, Williams LE, Cronin KL, Wilson-Robles H, Borgatti A, Henry CJ, Bailey DB, Locke J, Northrup NC, et al. Impact of Toceranib/Piroxicam/Cyclophosphamide Maintenance Therapy on Outcome of Dogs with Appendicular Osteosarcoma Following Amputation and Carboplatin Chemotherapy: A Multi-Institutional Study. PLoS One. 2015 Apr 29;10(4):e0124889.
  • Vail D, von Euler H, Rusk A, Barber L, Clifford C, Elmslie R, Fulton L, Hirschberger J, Klein MK, London C, Martano M, McNiel E, Morris J, Northrup N, et al. A randomized trial investigating the efficacy and safety of water soluble micellar paclitaxel (Paccal® Vet) for treatment of nonresectable grade 2 or 3 mast cell tumors in dogs. J Vet Intern Med 2012;l26(3):598-607.
  • Northrup NC, Howerth EW, Harmon BG, et al. Variation among pathologists in the histologic grading of canine cutaneous mast cell tumors. J Vet Diag Invest 2005;17(3):245-248.

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