VIN Consultants and Editors

Specialty: Oncology

Associate Editor

Julius Liptak

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Fellow Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, SA, 2021
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Founding Fellow in Surgical Oncology, 2012
  • European College of Veterinary Surgeons (ECVS) Surgery, 2006
  • American College of Veterinary Surgeons (ACVS) Surgery, 2005
  • Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, Fellow (FANZCVS), 2002

Honors Awards and Fellowships

  • Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists, Member (MANZCVS) Small Animal Surgery, 1997


  • Bachelor of Veterinary Science, University of Melbourne, 1992
  • Masters of Veterinary Clinical Studies, University of Sydney, 2001

Current Professional Activities

  • Founding partner, small animal surgeon and surgical oncologist, Capital City Specialty & Emergency Animal Hospital, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
  • Adjunct professor, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph
  • Collaborative clinical research
  • Lecturing on surgical oncology and small animal surgery topics
  • VIN consultant

Past Professional Activities

  • Founding President of the Veterinary Society of Surgical Oncology, 2006–2008
  • ACVS Publications Committee, 2006–2009

Marital Status

  • Married to Allison in August 2015


  • Oliver, born in February 2014


  • Ruby and Oscar, two adorable cats rescued from our local humane society, and Morley, a rambunctious and loyal bernadoodle


  • Cycling (road, cyclocross and mountain bike)
  • Photography (especially street photography)
  • SCUBA diving and underwater photography
  • Cooking
  • Enjoying great food and beer, wine and scotch
  • Reading non-fiction and the occasional fiction if written by John Grisham, Michael Connelly, or Lee Child
  • Watching movies
  • Guitar
  • Travelling
  • Most importantly, spending time with my family

Favorite Quotes

  • "Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined." -Henry David Thoreau
  • "Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away." -Maya Angelou
  • "A truly rich man is one whose children run into his arms when his hands are empty." -Unknown
  • "Never, never, never give up." -Winston Churchill

What I Like Most About VIN

Learning every day. Discussing and debating cases with other specialists and VIN consultants. Engaging with VIN members who want to do their best for their patients and clients.

Are you a specialist who loves helping (and learning from) colleagues?

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