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Stephen Atwater
Veterinary Specialist - Oncology DVM, MS, DACVIM

Education: Lafayette College, graduated with a BS in 1981; Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, graduated in1989; completed Residency in Oncology and received Master's of Science degree in Clinical Sciences in 1993; practicing Contra Costa County since 1996

Professional Interests: Internal medicine, oncology

Personal Interests: Family, gardening, cycling and cooking

Professional Organizations: ACVIM, AVMA, AAHA, VCS, CCVMA

"I chose the field of oncology because I get to work with some of the most devoted and compassionate pet owners, helping them make the best decision for their animal's cancer. This is an often satisfying aspect of a sometimes frustrating specialty. Often times, I can provide some hope, when none is expected. Although most of my patients are never cured of their cancer, they typically obtain good quality of life for the remainder of their time."