Gerald S. Post, DVM, Diplomate ACVIM (Oncology), MEM, principal of The Veterinary Cancer Center in Norwalk, Connecticut and founder of the Animal Cancer Foundation, is one of only two hundred board-certified veterinary oncologists in the United States.
Recognized by New York Magazine as one of the best veterinarians in the New York Tri-State area, Dr. Post has more than 20 years experience as a veterinary oncologist and has participated in clinical oncology research on the national and international levels. He is the author of several papers and chapters of books, as well as co-author of two seminal papers advancing the treatment of both B-cell lymphoma and T-cell lymphoma in dogs.
Dr. Post received his B.S. from Cornell University in 1983, his DVM from the University of Minnesota in 1988, and completed his Oncology residency at the Animal Medical Center of New York. In 1992, he became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine. Recently, he earned his Master’s degree in Environmental Management (Conservation Leadership) from Duke University. He is a co-founder of Endangered Encounters, an eco-tourism organization that donates profits to conservation, and continues to work with Dr. Stuart Pimm and Dr. Deborah Gallagher of Duke University to study and develop effective conservation methods.
In 1999, Dr. Post founded and continues to serve on the board of the Animal Cancer Foundation a non-profit dedicated to finding a cure for cancer by funding research in and increasing public awareness of comparative oncology, the study of naturally occurring cancers in companion animals and human beings. Dr. Post believes that the next breakthrough in human cancer therapy will arise from the successful study and treatment of these same, naturally evolving cancers in our pets. He has been a champion of innovative therapies to increase pet cancer survival rates while maintaining the pet’s quality of life.
Recognized by his peers for his contributions to animal welfare, veterinary medicine and comparative oncology, Dr. Post serves on the board of The Riedel & Cody Fund, is an affiliated partner with Cornell University Veterinary Specialists, is a member of the Animal Clinical Investigation network, and serves on the Scientific Advisory Boards of both Abbott and Bayer. He is a member of ACVIM, AVMA, Fairfield County VMA, Connecticut VMA (Director at Large), New York State VMA, Long Island VMA, Veterinary Cancer Society, Eastern Co-operative Veterinary Oncology Group (Founding Member), Union of Concerned Scientists, and the New York Academy of Sciences.
Dr. Post is a certified scuba diver and a member of PADI. He shares his home with Lola, a rescued French bulldog, who survived Pulmonic Stenosis at six months of age thanks to a balloon valvuloplasty performed by Dr. John Rush at Tufts University.