Exotic Tumor Database Training Certification

This self-paced course is designed to train participants to enter clinical cancer cases into the Exotic Tumor Database (ETD) correctly and efficiently. The ETD is a project of the Exotic Species Cancer Research Alliance. It is designed primarily for those with a medical background and training in common veterinary medical terminology. Our primary audience is veterinary technicians and veterinary students who are helping exotics vets and zoo vets to enter their tumor cases into the ETD. Pre-vet or pre-med undergraduate students who are working with a veterinarian on entering cases may also enroll.

You will learn:

  • Enter clinical cancer cases into the Exotic Tumor Database
  • Interpret veterinary medical records
  • Contribute to research in comparative oncology


Ashley Zehnder, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ABVP(Avian)

Tara Harrison, DVM, MPVM, Dipl. ACZM, Dipl. ACPVM

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Stanford School of Medicine