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Michael S Kent- BA, DVM, MAS
Professor and Researcher
Surgical & Radiological Sciences

137 CCAH
Davis, CA 95616


Research Focus

Clinical and technical aspects of Radiation Oncology and targeted therapies.

Specialty Focus

Radiation Oncology


1997 DVM Veterinary Medicine, University of California, Davis, CA
1988 BA Political Science, Boston University, Boston
2006 MAS Clinical Research, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA


Diplomate American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
Diplomate American College of Veterinary Radiology (Radiation Oncology)

Active Research Grants

Co-Investigator, Multi-functional Nanocarrier against Canine Lymphoma, Kit Lam (Principal Investigator), National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering

Principal Investigator, New equipment request: Temperature controlled centrifuge: a portable liquid nitrogen container, cryo-gloves, long handled tongs, and a rack system to hold 50 mL conical tubes for the tumor bank -80 freezer, (Principal Investigator), Center for Companion Animal Health (CCAH)

Principal Investigator, Treatment of canine lymphoma with doxorubicin and taxol bound to a high affinity ligand, (Principal Investigator), National Canine Cancer Foundation

Principal Investigator, CCOGC - Tumor Bank, (Principal Investigator), Pfizer Canine Comparative Oncology Genomics Consortium

Co-Investigator, Tumor Radio-sensitization Using a Nitric-Oxide-Neutral, Tunable Oxygen-Binding Protein, (Principal Investigator), National Cancer Institute (NIH)

Co-Investigator, CT-based Pulmonary Gas Exchange Imaging for Personalized Radiotherapy, Tokihiro Yamamoto (Principal Investigator), Radiological Society of North America (RSNA)

Co-Investigator, Radio-immunotherapy to Target Cancer Stem Cells in Solid Tumor Malignancies, William J Murphy (Principal Investigator), NIH

Most Recent 10 Publications

  • Link Icon 2014 Culp WT, Olea-Popelka F, Sefton J, Aldridge CF, Withrow SJ, Lafferty MH, Rebhun RB, Kent MS, Ehrhart N Evaluation of outcome and prognostic factors in dogs living greater than one year after diagnosis of osteosarcoma: 90 cases (1997-2008) Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association,
  • Link Icon 2014 Boostrom BO, Good KL, Maggs DJ, Rebhun RB, Johns JL, Kent MS Unilateral intraocular mastocytosis and anterior uveitis in a dog with subcutaneous mast cell tumors Vet Ophthalmol,
  • Link Icon 2013 Culp WTN, Ehrhart N, Withrow SJ, Rebhun RB, Boston S, Buracco P, Reiter AM, Schallberger SP, Aldridge CF, Kent MS, Mayhew PD, Brown DC Results of surgical excision and evaluation of factors associated with survival time in dogs with lingual neoplasia: 97 cases (1995-2008) J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2013 Kent MS Cats and chemotherapy: treat as 'small dogs' at your peril J Feline Med Surg,
  • Link Icon 2013 Traslavina RP, Kent MS, Mohr FC, Dickinson PJ, Vernau KM, Bollen AW, Higgins RJ Clear cell ependymoma in a dog J Comp Pathol,
  • Link Icon 2012 Carrade DD, Lame MW, Kent MS, Clark KC, Walker NJ, Borjesson DL Comparative Analysis of the Immunomodulatory Properties of Equine Adult-Derived Mesenchymal Stem Cells1 Cell Med,
  • Link Icon 2012 Dank G, Segev G, Moshe D, Kent MS Follow-up study comparing necropsy rates and discrepancies between clinical and pathologic diagnoses at a veterinary teaching hospital: 2009 versus 1989 and 1999 J Small Anim Pract,
  • Link Icon 2012 Srivastav A, Kass PH, McGill LD, Farver TB, Kent MS Comparative vaccine-specific and other injectable-specific risks of injection-site sarcomas in cats J Am Vet Med Assoc,
  • Link Icon 2012 Zehnder AM, Hawkins MG, Trestrial EA, Holt RW, Kent MS Calculation of body surface area via computed tomography–guided modeling in domestic rabbits (Oryctolagus cuniculus) Am J Vet Res,
  • Link Icon 2012 Vinall R, Kent MS, DeVere White R, Expression of microRNAs in urinary bladder samples obtained from dogs with grossly normal bladders, inflammatory bladder disease, or transitional cell carcinoma Am J Vet Res,

Most Recent 5 Book Chapters

2014 Kent MS, Seguin B: Oral Tumors, Bonagura JD, Twedt DC, (ed), Current Veterinary Therapy XV, St. Louis, MO. 366-369.

2012 Bergman PJ, Kent MS, Farese J: Melanoma, Withrow, Vail, (ed), Withrow and MacEwen's Small Animal Clinical Oncology, 5th Edition, St. Lois, MO. 321-333.

2012 Kent MS, Primas P: Chapter 63, Safe handling and care of patients exposed to radioactive and antineoplastic agents, Burkitt Creedon JM, Davis H, (ed), Advanced Monitoring and Procedures for Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care, 1st Edition, Ames, Iowa. 814-20.

2008 Holmberg BJ, Kent MS: Ocular Neoplasia, Bonagura JD, Twedt DC, (ed), Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIV, St. Louis. 1153-1157.