Dr. Sara Fiocchi has been working in veterinary hospitals since 1998. She earned her DVM degree from the University of Illinois and completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Texas A&M. The personal loss of two of her own pets to blood cell cancer (one to leukemia and the other to lymphoma) drove Dr. Fiocchi to specialize in oncology. Dr. Fiocchi's main interests include preventative medicine, nutrition / supplementation and improving the quality of life of her patients and their families. She can be found at many of the pet-related fundraisers in Orange County and Los Angeles, where she teaches pet owners about the importance of early detection of cancer. Dr. Fiocchi is a member of the Veterinary Cancer Society, the American and Southern California Veterinary Medical Associations, and has volunteered with the Humane Society's Remote Area Veterinary Services. She completed her residency in July 2008 after which she was hired as a full-time staff doctor. In early 2011, Dr. Fiocchi authored an article accepted for publication, which includes results of one of the clinical trials offered by Veterinary Cancer Group. She passed the last of her required examinations in July 2011, after which she was awarded board certification in medical oncology with the ACVIM.