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Kai Shiu
Veterinary Specialist BVMS, MRCVS, DACVIM (Oncology)

Professional Affiliations:
Mars Veterinary Health - Oncology Advisory Board
American Society of Clinical Oncology
Veterinary Cancer Society
American Veterinary Medical Association
Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association
Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
Dane County Veterinary Medical Association

Board Certification:
American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) Diplomate, 2010

BSc (Hons) In Veterinary Pathology, Royal Veterinary College, 2004
BVMS (DVM equivalent), University of Glasgow, Scotland, 2006

Rotating small animal medicine and surgery, Cornell University, 2006-2007

Medical Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2007-2010

Dr. Shiu has been trusted with the care of dogs and cats with cancer in SW Wisconsin since 2007, and is known for his practical yet compassionate approach to his clients and patients. His philosophy is to provide as much support as he can to owners going through the difficulty process of managing their loved one's cancer. He strongly believes in providing options with the owner's goals, budget and patient's prognosis in mind – there is no such thing as a "right" or "wrong" decision. As an advocate for individualized therapy, he is able to work with a client to develop unique, but evidence based protocols that suit the client and patient's needs.

Dr. Shiu serves as the Assistant Chair of the Mars Veterinary Health Oncology Advisory Board, that oversees medical quality and advances in veterinary oncology throughout the global network of over 150 MVH veterinary oncologists.  He has been active in research, publications and presentations, and is a frequent speaker at national conferences. He brought electrochemotherapy to the Midwest in 2017, providing an exciting new approach to treating solid tumors.  Active in the local veterinary community, he founded the Dane County Veterinary Medical Association, and has been involved in fundraising nearly $1MM for cancer research in the past decade. He was founding chair of the national scientific advisory board for a national comparative oncology research foundation for 3 years, before co-founding a local foundation called Czar's Promise which funds UW American Family Children's Hospital as well as local veterinary cancer research and treatment. He serves on the scientific advisory boards for Czar's Promise and Morris Animal Foundation.

After veterinary school in Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Shiu completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship from 2006-2007 at Cornell University Hospital for Animals, where he developed his love for oncology, and more specifically, the special bond between oncology patients and their owners. He then moved to Madison to pursue a three year residency in Medical Oncology at UW Madison. Following completion of his residency, he started the first private practice oncology service in SW Wisconsin, here at VESVSC in 2010.   

The highest compliment Dr Shiu feels he receives is when the veterinarians not only trust him with their patients, but with the care of their own pets facing a diagnosis of cancer.  

"Dr. Shiu is not only a fellow veterinary colleague, Oncology specialist I often refer my own clients for consult, and an active community member in the successful PuppyUp fundraiser; but he has personally provided Oncology guidance and therapy for my own young poodle with Digital melanoma and my father's seeing eye service dog suffering from hemangiosarcoma. He is a dedicated, knowledgeable, caring, forthright, and personable veterinarian who really goes the distance for each and every one of his patients and their humans. Dr. Shiu and the team at VES is only a phone call away and I feel very comforted knowing my own pets and those of my clients are in the best hands." - Dr. Laura Oxley