Fort Lauderdale, Florida – Stephanie Correa, DVM, President and Owner of Fort Lauderdale-based Animal Cancer Care Clinic (ACCC), announced today that board-certified veterinary oncologist, Dr. Renée Alsarraf, will be joining the company’s Central Florida team, starting in January 2024.
Dr. Alsarraf, who has been practicing since 1991, is the author of HarperCollins published Sit, Stay, Heal: What Dogs Can Teach Us About Living Well, a heart-warming chronicle of her own journey with a cancer diagnosis while dedicating her professional life to treating cancer in pets. The book has been featured on Good Morning America and other national media outlets and has been gifted by ACCC to other professionals in veterinary oncology at primary care veterinary events in Florida, as well as industry events hosted by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM) and the Veterinary Cancer Society (ACS).
A graduate of the Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine, Dr. Alsarraf created the college’s Pet Loss Support Group, which remains in place today. She completed an internship and medical oncology residency at the Animal Medical Center in New York City, where she received additional training in radiation therapy. She also worked at Memorial Sloan Kettering in a tissue culture lab and has created medical oncology services in Kansas City and in New Jersey.
“We could not be more excited about adding Dr. Alsarraf to our group of highly trained veterinary oncologists,” said Dr. Correa. “She and I have been professional and personal friends for many years. More recently when we began promoting her book together, we realized that she is a perfect fit for our culture, mission of providing HOPE to Animal Patients, and vision for the future.”
Dr. Alsarraf, the mother to one son and a female boxer, and the wife of a veterinary ophthalmologist will be commuting from her home in Michigan to fill in part-time at ACCC’s Central Florida locations.
“What a special opportunity this is for me to practice my passion for treating animals at ACCC while enjoying the human-animal bond that makes the world go round,” said Dr. Alsarraf. “It is an honor to be able to join this dedicated group of specialists.”