Kevin Choy (Kirkland)

Oncology

BVSc (Hons), MS, Diplomate ACVIM

Kevin Choy (Kirkland)

  • BVSc(Hons) – University of Melbourne
  • MS - Washington State Univesrity
  • Internship – Oregon State University
  • Residency – Washington State University
  • Diplomate ACVIM (Medical Oncology)

Dr. Kevin Choy received a Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Melbourne, Australia in 2006 with first class honors, after earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Animal science from the University of British Columbia, Canada in 2003 with honors. He worked in small animal private practice in the heart of Melbourne, Australia before pursuing specialist training back in the United States. He completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Oregon State University in 2009 and a Masters degree and residency in small animal medical oncology at Washington State University in 2013. As a resident at Washington State University, Dr. Choy received multiple honors including the Thibodaux Oncology Award, Strickler Award in Oncology, and Pera Scholarship in Oncology in addition to resident of the year distinction. He is a board certified specialist in medical oncology as a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM).

While in Melbourne, Dr. Choy has also served as an emergency relief veterinarian on behalf of Wildlife Victoria to assess and treat injured Australian fauna including Koalas, Wombats and Kangaroos as well as provide veterinary access to aboriginal communities in Australia. Dr. Choy's professional interests include lymphoma, transitional cell carcinoma, localized tumor treatment with electrochemotherapy and translational cancer research through cooperative clinical trials and research projects with both local and national institutions including the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center to improve patient care in both animals and their owners. He has presented both at national cancer conferences and continuing education seminars with research at Washington State University investigating transitional cell carcinoma therapy in dogs and has co-authored studies and book chapters in feline lymphoma and mammary tumors. In his spare time, he enjoys spending time with his wife and two children and two cats. Personal interests include wildlife photography, Kendo, following his hometown hockey team (Vancouver Canucks) and traveling the Pacific Northwest.