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Meet the dedicated staff in the Clinical Trials Office at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center

Dr. Cheryl London

Cheryl London, DVM, PhD, DACVIM (Oncology)

Clinical Trials Director

Cheryl London, DVM, PhD, ACVIM (Oncology) is a Research Professor at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University and Tufts Medical School. She has an active laboratory research program centered on comparative and translational oncology and is involved in the training of graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Dr. London recently joined the Clinical Trials Office at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center as its Director to expand operations and enhance capacity and breadth of trials performed in client-owned animals. Dr. London was the Shackelford Professor of Veterinary Medicine at Ohio State University (OSU) for 10 years before joining Cummings School. Prior to her time at OSU, she was an Assistant Professor in the Department of Surgical and Radiological Sciences at the University of California, Davis.

Alyssa Przydrozny

Alyssa Przydrozny, DVM

Clinical Trials Intern

Alyssa Przydrozny, DVM is the Clinical Trials Intern at Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University. With a professional interest in oncology, Dr. Przydrozny received her undergraduate degree in animal science/pre-veterinary from the University of Maryland and earned her DVM from St. George’s University School of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Przydrozny also spent her fourth (clinical) year at Washington State University. Upon earning her DVM, Dr. Przydrozny completed a rotating small animal internship at VCA San Francisco Veterinary Specialists, followed by a medical oncology internship at Angell Animal Medical Center in Boston. Dr. Przydrozny has a Pomeranian mix named Chloe and a Maine coon mix named Max. In her free time, she enjoys cooking, hiking, watching live music, going to the gym and spending time with family and friends.

Diane Welsh

Diane Welsh, CVT

Clinical Trials Veterinary Technician/Coordinator

Diane is a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) with more than 35 years of experience in the field of animal medicine. After receiving her degree in veterinary technology from Becker Junior College, she spent 16 years working in private practice at Littleton Animal Hospital and Abbott Animal Hospital prior to joining Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University in 1998. She has held numerous roles during her tenure at Cummings School, from treating critically ill and emergency patients in the Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Room to performing hemodialysis treatments on renal service patients and being responsible for the Tufts University blood bank. Now as the Clinical Trial Coordinator for the Clinical Trials Office, she spends her days working on the various clinical trials and providing oversight of office operations. In her free time, Diane enjoys sewing, reading and spending time with her family. She has owned golden retrievers, cats and a rabbit over the years, and currently has two cats, Ralph and Marty.

Kimberly Majoy

Kimberly Majoy, CVT, VTS (Anesthesia/Analgesia), MPH

Clinical Trials Veterinary Technician

Kim is a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) with a bachelor’s degree in veterinary science from Becker College and a master’s degree in public health from the University of Texas School of Public Health. With over 12 years of experience as a CVT, Kim has also been certified as a Veterinary Technician Specialist (Anesthesia/Analgesia) since 2008 and has extensive experience with large and small animals, as well as exotics. After working within Cummings Veterinary Medical Center's anesthesia service from 2003-2012, Kim moved with her husband, who was in the Army, to San Antonio, Texas, where she completed graduate school, and then lived in Seoul, Korea for over two years. In August 2017, Kim returned to Cumming Veterinary Medical Center, joining the Clinical Trials Office.  Kim has two dogs and two young boys. In her free time, she enjoys travel, reading, yoga, crafts, and spending time with family and friends.

Stephanie Pollen

Stephanie Pollen, CVT, MPH

Clinical Trials Veterinary Technician

Stephanie is a Certified Veterinary Technician (CVT) with over 10 years of experience in the veterinary field. She worked in emergency medicine and private practice prior to receiving her bachelor’s degree in animal science from The Ohio State University. She then continued at a small animal hospital in Boston while working on her master’s degree in public health at the University of Massachusetts. Stephanie joined the Clinical Trials Office at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center in April 2018, with the majority of her time being spent on the oncology trials. She enjoys kayaking, traveling, and spending time with friends and family, as well as hiking with her dog, Gertrude.

Michelle Willette

Michelle Willette, CVT

Clinical Trials Veterinary Technician

Michelle is a certified veterinary technician (CVT) with more than eight years of experience in the field of animal medicine. After receiving her bachelor’s degree in animal science from Mount Ida College in 2014, she spent almost three years working at a veterinary oncology hospital treating cancer patients with radiation and chemotherapy. Michelle joined the Clinical Trials Office at Cummings Veterinary Medical Center in May 2017. Michelle oversees all of the oncology clinical trials and assists with other trials when needed. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, cycling, hiking, going to the beach, and spending time with her family, including her two rescue dogs, Nellie and Forrest.