Elizabeth McNiel is board-certified in both medical and radiation oncology. She was born in Texas then spent her formative years in Massachusetts before returning to Texas for College (University of Texas at Austin) and veterinary school (Texas A&M University). Dr. McNiel completed a rotating internship at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital in Boston and oncology residency at Colorado State University. A love of science led her to pursue a PhD in radiation biology at Colorado State, which she combined with a radiation oncology clinical residency. After completing her training Dr. McNiel held faculty positions at the University of Minnesota, Michigan State University and Tufts University, where she continued to practice oncology, developed an independent research lab, and trained veterinary students, residents, and graduate students. Dr. McNiel was recruited to work in pharmaceutical research and development in Indianapolis, where she spent four years before returning to her passion for helping animals with cancer. Her fascination with the unique beauty of the Sonoran desert and surrounding mountains spurred Dr. McNiel’s recent move to Tucson accompanied by her Boston Terrier, Bertie and her cat, Pitufo.