WHO SHE IS: Resident in Oncology, Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital
YEARS AT PENN: Nearly 6. Krick
V'02 was a student here, then an intern, before starting her residency
WHAT SHE DOES: Krick helps treat
animals suffering from cancer. And though animals suffer from the
same kinds of cancers as
is slightly different, Krick says. “Our goal is to try and induce
remission and prolong quality of life. We tend not to treat our patients
too hard, so our incidence of side effects is really low.” Since
the chemotherapy is less aggressive, for instance, pets treated usually
don’t lose their hair.
HOW DO THE ANIMALS HANDLE IT?: “Most
of them handle it really well,” Krick says. Plus, the staff is
fond of spoiling their patients with treats. “They get fussed
over,” she says.
Originally published on May 12, 2005