|PET CANCER CENTER
Comprehensive guide to cancer diagnosis and treatment in cats and dogs
|Charleston Veterinary Referral Center
3484 Shelby Ray Court
Charleston, SC 29414
Phone: (843) 614-VETS (8387)
|Oncology services include:
|Board-Certified Veterinary Oncologists:
Kerry Rissetto, DVM, DACVIM (Oncology)
After earning her bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame, she received her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine
from the University of Illinois, magna cum laude. She completed a small animal rotating internship at the University of
Missouri and remained there for a 3-year oncology residency. During her residency, she also received a Master’s Degree
with research focused mainly on immune system dysfunction in cancer patients, and how the immune system might be
modified to better recognize and eliminate cancer cells in patients with lymphoma and osteosarcoma. Kerry completed her
Oncology residency and was Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) in 2011.
Dr. Rissetto encourages pet owners to come for a consultation about what’s new in veterinary oncology and what cutting-
edge treatment options are available to their pets. For example, she recently introduced electrochemotherapy at CVRC,
making ours one of only five veterinary centers in the U.S. to offer it.
With the assistance of her experienced oncology team, Dr. Rissetto provides the highest standard of up-to-date care,
treatment and support for patients diagnosed with cancer. Her exceptional communication skills will provide veterinarians
and pet owners with the reassurance needed in treating these difficult and emotional cases.
Dr. Rissetto is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), Veterinary Cancer Society (VCS),
Veterinary Cooperative Oncology Group (VCOG), South Carolina Association of Veterinarians (SCAV) and the Trident
Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA).
Dr. Rissetto is also very involved in organized veterinary medicine and contributing to better communication between
specialties. She is the current Chair of the ACVIM Maintenance of Credentials Committee for Oncology; ensuring
oncologists uphold continuing education requirements to maintain the educational standard expected of all ACVIM
Oncologists. Dr. Rissetto is also Secretary of the Oncology Pathology Working group, whose mission is to foster and
promote an integrated working relationship between veterinary oncologists and pathologists to facilitate and ensure the
highest standard of pathology support and reporting for the advancement of veterinary clinical oncology and cancer