At CVS our oncologists' goal is to empower our patients and their families to win the fight against cancer while enhancing quality of life. We offer innovative treatment options and treat the 'whole patient' through a combination of surgical, medical, radiological, nutritional, physical, and supportive options, and do so in a compassionate, caring environment that encourages active participation in the management of the pet's disease.
Diplomates American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Specialties of Internal Medicine, Oncology), European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)
Dr. Ogilvie is director of the Angel Care Cancer Center at California Veterinary Specialists and president of the Special Care Foundation for Companion Animals. There, he cares for patients and their families; teaches interns, residents, and veterinary students; and has an active cancer research program. Prior to his move to Southern California, Dr. Ogilvie was a full tenured professor, internist, head of medical oncology, and director of the Medical Oncology Research Laboratory, Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University (CSU) from 1987 until 2003. During this 16 year period at CSU, he also spent one year on sabbatical teaching and developing new, innovative cancer therapies at the medical school and the Laboratoire Nutrition, Croisance et Cancer at the Université François Rabelais in Tours France.
Upon receiving his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from Colorado State University, Dr. Ogilvie established a private practice in Connecticut before completing a residency at Tufts University/Angell Memorial Animal Hospital. From there he joined the faculty as a professor at the University of Illinois before moving on to his professorship in Colorado. Dr. Ogilvie is board certified in both the specialties of both internal medicine and oncology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine and in oncology. He is a Founding Diplomate of the European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Specialty of Oncology.
Dr. Ogilvie is co author with Dr. Antony Moore of three books, Managing the Veterinary Cancer Patient (Veterinary Learning Systems, 1995, in English, French and Japanese), Feline Oncology: Compassionate Care for Cats with Cancer (Veterinary Learning Systems, 2001 in English and Japanese) and Managing the Canine Cancer Patient: A Practical Guide to Compassionate Care(Veterinary Learning Systems, 2006 in English, Spanish and Japanese). He has written over 200 scientific articles and chapters, as well as over 120 scientific abstracts and posters. He has been awarded two international patents, over 10 million dollars in research grants and endowments as a principal or co-investigator, and is the recipient of many awards including: the Arnold O. Beckman Research Award, the Beecham Research Award, the Purina Small Animal Research Award, the Scheidy Memorial Research Award and the AVMA/American Kennel Club Award.
Dr. Ogilvie has lectured on his love of the practice of veterinary medicine and oncology to many thousands of students, veterinarians, physicians and scientists in Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, South America, and North America. Dr. Ogilvie's teaching skills have also been frequently recognized. He is the recipient of the Outstanding Teachers Award; two Norden Distinguished Teacher Awards; the MSD Agvet Award for Creativity in Teaching; the SCAVMA Award for "Dedication to Students and the Profession”; and was named Outstanding Companion Animal Speaker for 1999 at the North American Veterinary Conference.
Dr. Ogilvie has also been recognized with: the American Veterinary Medical Association's "Veterinarian of the Year-1995"; the American Animal Hospital Association's "Veterinarian of the Year-1996"; the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association Outstanding Faculty Award-1996; and the 1999 SHARE Human Animal Bond Companion Animal Award. He was awarded the World Small Animal Veterinary Association Hills Award for Excellence in Veterinary Healthcare for the year 2001.
When not caring for pets and people, Dr. Ogilvie enjoys camping, SCUBA diving and long distance cycling. He is also a certified ski instructor. For more than15 years he has volunteered as a counselor at the Sky High Hope Camp for children who have cancer and is on the board of directors for Angel On A Leash to benefit children with cancer. His greatest joys are his daughter Torrie and his wife Karla.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Oncology
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Radiology, Radiation Oncology
Dr. Proulx is head of radiation oncology and a member of Angel Care Cancer Center at California Veterinary Specialists (CVS). His areas of expertise within oncology include both medical and radiation oncology. Prior to joining CVS, Dr. Proulx completed a small animal internship at North Carolina State University. After completing a medical oncology residency in 2003 and a radiation oncology residency in 2005, also at North Carolina State University, he earned board certification as a specialist in medical oncology and radiation oncology. During this training Dr. Proulx also earned a Master's Degree in Specialized Veterinary Medicine.
Dr. Proulx earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Tufts University. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Tufts University and lived in Kenya for two years as a Fulbright Scholar.