Carissa Norquest received her Bachelor of Science in Biology from The Ohio State University in 2011 and her DVM from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2016. She went onto a Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship at the University of Missouri and was able to continue her specialty training through a Medical Oncology Residency with her Mizzou family. Dr. Norquest joined the Care Center Oncology team in August of 2020, as our comprehensive, integrative approach to veterinary oncology captured her attention. After her own pet received chemotherapy during her first year of veterinary school, Dr. Norquest knew that she wanted to pay forward the compassion and assistance that she had received to future pet owners undergoing cancer treatment with their own pets. Within Oncology, Dr. Norquest’s special interests have been centered around managing cancer bone pain and nonsurgical options for dogs with appendicular osteosarcoma. When she is not fighting cancer, Dr. Norquest can be found horseback riding, hiking, gardening, or traveling. She also enjoys spending time with her significant other, Dylan, and their pets: Banshee (horse), Tavis (dog), Gopher (dog), Bennie (dog), and Fleur (cat).