Kristine E Burgess - DVM, MLA, DACVIM

Kristine E Burgess

Campus Phone:

508-839-7922 or 7951


  • DVM - Tufts University - 1997
  • Harvard University Masters of Liberal Arts Extension Studies, Concentration in Science – 1991
  • BS - University of Massachusetts - 1988

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine - Oncology
  • Dr. Burgess is currently seeking additional training in the field of radiation oncology
  1. Wilson-Robles, H., Budke, C.M., Miller, T., Dervisis, N., Novosad, A., Wright, Z., Thamm, D.H., Vickery, K., Burgess, K., Childress, M., Lori, J., Saba, C., Rau, S., Silver, M., Post, G., Reeds, K., Gillings, S., Schleis, S., Stein, T., Brugmann, B., DeRegis, C., Smrkovski, O., Lawrence, J., Laver, T. 2017. Geographical differences in survival of dogs with non-Hodgkin lymphoma treated with a CHOP based chemotherapy protocol. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology.
  2. Rau, S.E., Burgess, K.E. 2017. A retrospective evaluation of lomustine (CeeNU) in 32 treatment naïve cats with intermediate to large cell gastrointestinal lymphoma (2006–2013). Veterinary and Comparative Oncology.
  3. McQuown, B., Keyerleber, M.A., Rosen, K., McEntee, M.C., Burgess, K.E. 2017. Treatment of advanced canine anal sac adenocarcinoma with hypofractionated radiation therapy: 77 cases (1999–2013). Veterinary and Comparative Oncology.
  4. Saba, C.F., Vickery, K.R., Clifford, C.A., Burgess, K.E., Phillips, B., Vail, D.M., Wright, Z.M., Morges, M.A., Fan, T.M., Thamm, D.H. 2017. Rabacfosadine for relapsed canine B-cell lymphoma: Efficacy and adverse event profiles of 2 different doses. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology.
  5. Mullin, C.M., Arkans, M.A., Sammarco, C.D., Vail, D.M., Britton, B.M., Vickery, K.R., Risbon, R.E., Lachowicz, J., Burgess, K.E., Manley, C.A., Clifford, C.A. 2016. Doxorubicin chemotherapy for presumptive cardiac hemangiosarcoma in dogs. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology.
  6. Palladino, S., Keyerleber, M.A., King, R.G., Burgess, K.E. 2016. Utility of Computed Tomography versus Abdominal Ultrasound Examination to Identify Iliosacral Lymphadenomegaly in Dogs with Apocrine Gland Adenocarcinoma of the Anal Sac. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  7. Burgess, K.E., Deregis, C.J., Brown, F.S., Keating, J.H. 2016. Histologic and immunohistochemical characterization of thymic epithelial tumours in the dog. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology.
  8. Wendelburg, K.M., Price, L.L., Burgess, K.E., Lyons, J.A., Lew, F.H., Berg, J. 2015. Survival time of dogs with splenic hemangiosarcoma treated by splenectomy with or without adjuvant chemotherapy: 208 cases (2001–2012). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  9. Tonomura, N., Elvers, I., Thomas, R., Megquier, K., Turner-Maier, J., Howald, C., Sarver, A.L., Swofford, R., Frantz, A.M., Ito, D., Mauceli, E., Arendt, M., Noh, H.J., Koltookian, M., Biagi, T., Fryc, S., Williams, C., Avery, A.C., Kim, J.-H., Barber, L., Burgess, K., Lander, E.S., Karlsson, E.K., Azuma, C., Modiano, J.F., Breen, M., Lindblad-Toh, K. 2015. Genome-wide Association Study Identifies Shared Risk Loci Common to Two Malignancies in Golden Retrievers. PLoS Genetics.
  10. Burr, H.D., Keating, J.H., Clifford, C.A., Burgess, K.E. 2014. Cutaneous lymphoma of the tarsus in cats: 23 cases (2000-2012). Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association.
  11. Halse, S., Pizzirani, S., Parry, N.M.A., Burgess, K.E. 2014. Mast cell tumor invading the cornea in a horse. Veterinary Ophthalmology.
  12. Morges, M.A., Burton, J.H., Saba, C.F., Vail, D.M., Burgess, K.E., Thamm, D.H. 2014. Phase II Evaluation of VDC-1101 in Canine Cutaneous T-Cell Lymphoma. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  13. Frantz, A.M., Sarver, A.L., Ito, D., Phang, T.L., Karimpour-Fard, A., Scott, M.C., Valli, V.E.O., Lindblad-Toh, K., Burgess, K.E., Husbands, B.D., Henson, M.S., Borgatti, A., Kisseberth, W.C., Hunter, L.E., Breen, M., O'Brien, T.D., Modiano, J.F. 2013. Molecular profiling reveals prognostically significant subtypes of canine lymphoma. Veterinary Pathology.
  14. Kahn, S.A., Mullin, C.M., De Lorimier, L.-P., Burgess, K.E., Risbon, R.E., Fred III, R.M., Drobatz, K., Clifford, C.A. 2013. Doxorubicin and deracoxib adjuvant therapy for canine splenic hemangiosarcoma: A pilot study. Canadian Veterinary Journal.
  15. Mayer, J., Burgess, K. 2012. An Update on Ferret Lymphoma: A Proposal for a Standardized Classification of Ferret Lymphoma. Journal of Exotic Pet Medicine.
  16. Tsai, S., Sutherland-Smith, J., Burgess, K., Ruthazer, R., Sato, A. 2012. Imaging characteristics of intrathoracic histiocytic sarcoma in dogs. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound.
  17. Burgess, K.E., Green, E.M., Wood, R.D., Dubielzig, R.R. 2011. Angiofibroma of the nasal cavity in 13 dogs. Veterinary and Comparative Oncology.
  18. Thomas, R., Seiser, E.L., Motsinger-Reif, A., Borst, L., Valli, V.E., Kelley, K., Suter, S.E., Argyle, D., Burgess, K., Bell, J., Lindblad-Toh, K., Modiano, J.F., Breen, M. 2011. Refining tumor-associated aneuploidy through 'genomic recoding' of recurrent DNA copy number aberrations in 150 canine non-Hodgkin lymphomas. Leukemia and Lymphoma.
  19. Ito, D., EndicottM.M., Jubala, C.M., Helm, K.M., Burnett, R.C., Husbands, B.D., Borgatti, A., Henson, M.S., Burgess, K.E., Bell, J.S., Kisseberth, W.C., Valli, V.E., Cutter, G.R., Avery, A.C., Hahn, K.A., O'Brien, T.D., Modiano, J.F. 2011. A tumor-related lymphoid progenitor population supports hierarchical tumor organization in canine B-cell lymphoma. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.
  20. Rau, S.E., Barber, L.G., Burgess, K.E. 2010. Efficacy of Maropitant in the Prevention of Delayed Vomiting Associated with Administration of Doxorubicin to Dogs. Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.

General Research Interests

  • Understanding the molecular mechanisms that trigger the development of canine/feline cancer and applying those findings into improved diagnostic capabilities and therapeutic options for treatment
  • Participating in clinical trials that evaluate the use of novel chemotherapeutics and immunotherapies in various malignancies

Research Interests by Area

Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Lymphoma, osteosarcoma, transitional cell carcinoma, prostatic cancer, hemangiosarcoma, mammary (breast) cancer, squamous cell carcinoma in cats

Research Interests by Organ System and Disease

Oncology and Cancer Research and Clinical Trials
  • Genetic mapping of canine B cell lymphoma. Clinical oncology, spontaneous animal disease models of cancer, clinical trials