Lark Walters, DVM

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Board Certified in Oncology by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

A native of Murrell’s Inlet, South Carolina, Dr. Lark Walters moved to Charlotte in July of 2018 immediately after completing her Small Animal Oncology Residency. As she begins her career in veterinary oncology, Dr. Walters looks forward to helping clients make the best decision for their pet and their family to protect and improve the pet’s quality of life. “Developing close relationships with both the pet and the owner and improving the pet’s quality of life, even if only for a short time, are the most rewarding parts of being a veterinarian,” she says.

Dr. Walters is most passionate about early detection of cancer, novel therapies for lymphoma and hemangiosarcoma and palliative care. She’s dedicated to continuing education and research to advance the field of veterinary oncology.

In her spare time, Dr. Walters enjoys being outside, playing tennis, hiking and spending time with her family and friends.

EDUCATION:

  • BS, Animal and Veterinary Sciences, Clemson University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Mississippi State College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Rotating small animal internship, BluePearl Georgia Veterinary Specialists
  • Oncology specialty internship, BluePearl Georgia Veterinary Specialists
  • Small animal oncology medical residency, University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)

RESEARCH & AWARDS:

  • Research in Canine Transitional Cell Carcinoma published in Veterinary and Comparative Oncology
  • Winner of the ACVIM Early Career Clinical Oncology Research Abstract Award

PETS:

Reagan, a Labrador Retriever mix

Recent Blog Posts from Dr. Walters

Breakthroughs in Cancer Treatments for Pets

For decades, the three-part approach to treating cancers in people and animals has included chemotherapy, radiation and/or surgery, depending on the nature of the illness. In recent years, however, cancer treatments for pets have been refined. These breakthroughs give...

Is It A Benign Fatty Tumor Or Is It Cancer?

Have you ever felt a lump under your dog’s skin? Quite commonly, masses develop in dogs. While the mass may be a benign fatty tumor, it may also be a cancerous lump. Less frequently, cats grow masses under the skin. However, if you discover one, it is much more likely...

Cancer: Early Detection and Preventive Measures Enhance Patients’ Quality of Life

Cancer is hands-down one of the scariest diagnoses a pet parent can receive. However, one in four dogs will be diagnosed in their lifetime (and half of dogs past the age of 10). While this data is less known in cats, it is likely similar. Advances in veterinary...
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