Meet Dr. Williams

Laurel Williams


  • BA (Magna Cum Laude) Biology – Augustana College 1990
  • DVM – University of Minnesota 1994

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship – Purdue University 1994-1995
  • Residency – Tufts University 1995-1998
  • Research Fellowship, Molecular Biology – University of Minnesota 1998

Board Certification(s)

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology)

Leadership Development

  • ADVANCE Leadership Training Program – North Carolina State University 2011
    Semester-long comprehensive interactive professional development program for individuals in higher education
  • Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges – Washington DC 2006
    • Leadership: Leading Teams Workshop
    • Leadership: Strategic Thinking Workshop
  • BASIC Race Awareness C.T. Vivian Seminar 2006
    Two-day interactive workshop examining racial problems and developing unifying leadership tools for creating an environment of tolerance and diversity
  • Faculty, Institute for Healthcare Communication 2005 – present
    Interactive professional program providing educators with skills and strategies for teaching effective communication in veterinary medicine
  • BRIDGES XI: Academic Leadership for Women – University of North Carolina 2003
    Semester-long comprehensive interactive professional development program for women in higher education

Memberships / Affiliations

  • American Animal Hospital Association
    • Past Faculty Advisor, NCSU Student Chapter
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Phi Zeta Society, Psi Chapter
    • Past Secretary / Treasurer
    • Past Vice-President
    • Past President
  • Sigma Xi Research Society
  • Veterinary Cancer Society
    • Past Executive Board Member
    • Past Program Chair, Mid-Year Conference
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Omicron Delta Kappa
  • Mortar Board
  • Beta Beta Beta Biological Honor Society
  • Faculty member, Institute for Healthcare Communication
  • Ad hoc reviewer: American Journal of Veterinary Research, Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, Veterinary and Comparative Oncology, Veterinary Dermatology, Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound, Veterinary Record, Veterinary Surgery

Dr. Williams has particular background and interest in lymphoma/leukemia, osteosarcoma and novel treatment strategies. Prior to transitioning to specialty veterinary practice and subsequently joining VSC, Dr. Williams was Professor of Oncology and on the faculty of North Carolina State University’s College of Veterinary Medicine from 1998-2013; she remains an Adjunct Professor. She has authored/co-authored 30+ publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals, written 25+ book chapters and delivered more than 120 invited lectures at local, state, regional, national and international meetings.