Maegan Watson-Skaggs
Veterinary Specialist DVM, DACVR-RO (Practice Limited - Radiation Oncology)
Undergrad School: Louisiana Tech University
Veterinary School: Louisiana State University (2016)
Radiation Oncology Residency: North Carolina State University 

Why did you choose to become a Radiation Oncologist?
I fit the cliché of being that kid that knew I wanted to be a veterinarian ever since I was a child. However, my passion for oncology developed during my clinical year in vet school. I love being able to help both my patients and their families be able to have more quality time to spend together. 

Why do you choose to practice at VCA West Coast?
Not only does VCA have a great group of radiation oncologists that are able to collaborate with each other online, but I am also fortunate enough to be the second radiation oncologist on the team at VCA West Coast. In veterinary medicine, it is very rare to have two radiation oncologists at one facility, so I saw this as a big advantage not only for me but also for my patients. I am also fortunate to be able to work with doctors in many other specialties including medical oncology and surgical oncology all in the same building. 
 
What do you enjoy doing outside of practicing medicine?

I enjoy spending time with my family. We like to watch Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy every day! We have 2 cats, Ruby and Kiki, and just adopted a golden retriever, Tucker. I also enjoy reading, cycling, and going to the beach. To try to stay connected to my Louisiana roots, I am trying to master the art of Cajun cuisine.

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