Sandra Bechtel

Associate Professor, Medical Oncology Service Chief


Dr. Sandra Bechtel
Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences
PO Box 100116
2015 SW 16th Ave
Gainesville, FL  32610-0126
FAX 352-846-2445


  • DVM, Michigan State University, 2004

Advanced Clinical Training

  • Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology), 2008
  • Residency in Medical Oncology, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, 2005-2008
  • Rotating Internship in Small Animal Medicine/Surgery, Mississippi State University, 2004-2005

Research Interests

  • Improving the lives of companion animals with naturally occurring cancer
  • Providing translational models for research in cancer causation, progression, and treatment
  • Investigating innate immune system function in dogs with cancer, and nanoparticle therapeutics in dogs with cancer

Recent Publications

Additional publications here