Dr. Lori Cesario is a Board-Certified Veterinary Oncologist currently living in Southern California. She is originally from Long Island, New York but is happy to now call California home.
She received a Bachelor of Science in Animal Bioscience from Penn State University. After college, Dr. Cesario worked in a lab at Cornell University developing mouse models of human prostate and mammary cancers, amongst others. She then attended Ross University Veterinary School, with a clinical year at the University of Wisconsin. She completed two one-year internships: a small animal rotating internship at the University of Illinois, followed by an oncology specialty internship at NC State. She then returned to the Midwest for an oncology residency at Michigan State University.
Dr. Cesario is committed to maintaining a high quality of life in patients that are feeling well and improving the lives of patients that are feeling poorly. She uses her expertise to develop tailored treatment plans for each individual patient and family.
Understanding that many families head to the internet after a cancer diagnosis, she wanted to ensure that there were excellent resources there waiting for them. She currently has over 60 articles and 40 podcast episodes available on the Canine Cancer Academy website. Due to an overwhelming request for a resource that focused more on canine health and decreasing cancer risk, she developed The Happy Healthy Dog Guide program.
In order to support more veterinarians and dog owners with timely oncology advice, Dr. Cesario created Vet Cancer Consultants, an online oncology consulting service. This service provides veterinarians with oncology consultations and teleradiology services, completed by the end of the next business day.
When she is not working, Dr. Cesario enjoys hiking, pilates, plant-based cooking, and taking advantage of the beautiful Ojai Valley.