Sandra M Bechtel

Sandra M Bechtel

Associate Professor, Medical Oncology Service Chief

Department: Small Animal Clinical Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 392-2235
Business Email: sbechtel@ufl.edu

Research Profile

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

Grants

Jul 2020 ACTIVE
Characterization of Expression and Prognostic Implications of GD2S and GD3S in Canine Histiocytic Sarcoma
VETERINARY CANCER SOCIETY · Project Manager
Apr 2019 ACTIVE
Development of RNA in-situ hybridization (RNAscope) to identify T regulatory cells and their function within the tumor microenvironment of canine oral malignant melanoma.
AMER KENNEL CLUB CANINE HLTH FOU · Principal Investigator
Feb 2019 ACTIVE
A pilot study to determine the safety and efficacy of CBD oil use during chemotherapy
ELLEVET SCIENCES · Mentor
Aug 2018 ACTIVE
Melanocortin 4 receptor antagonist in the treatment of canine cachexia
TENSIVE CONTROLS PEPTIDE THERAPEUTICS · Principal Investigator

Education

Diplomate – Internal Medicine (Oncology)
2008 · American College of Veterinary Medicine
Residency – Medical Oncology
2005-2008 · Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists
Rotating Internship – Small Animal Medicine/Surgery
2004-2005 · Mississippi State University
DVM
2004 · Michigan State University

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 392-2235
Emails:
Business:
sbechtel@ufl.edu

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