Dr Selvi Jegatheeson
BSc (Hons), DVM
Selvi began her studies in New Zealand in human cancer research at the University of Auckland. She soon discovered a passion for veterinary oncology and comparative oncology – the study of spontaneous cancer in pet dogs and cats, ultimately aiming to benefit both animals and humans with cancer. She moved to Melbourne in 2012 and obtained the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Melbourne. After some time working in general practice, Selvi completed a medical oncology internship at a high-volume private practice in Melbourne. She returned to U-Vet Werribee Animal Hospital in late-2018 to commence a medical oncology residency. Selvi is combining her interests in the treatment and care of animals with cancer with research. Her masters research project involves the characterisation of cell death in canine lymphoma and leukaemia, with the aim of finding new treatments for these diseases.