About Dr. Kendra Pope

Dr. Kendra Pope pet veterinary

Dr. Kendra Pope

Dedicated to your pet’s health.

Pet owners trust Dr. Pope to look after the needs of their beloved companions. Her innovative and holistic approach delivers the highest standard of veterinary care and attention.
Dr. Pope always knew she was going to become a veterinarian, and when her first spoken word as a young child was ‘Buddy,’ the name of the family dog, her fate was sealed!
Dr. Pope began her academic career as a graduate of Virginia Tech in 2005 and went on to complete veterinary school at the University of Florida. While in veterinary school, she began her training in holistic therapies at the Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine and completed certifications in veterinary acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, veterinary food therapy, and Tui-na prior to graduation. Dr. Pope served as her veterinary school class president for 3 years as well as president of the Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association during the remaining year and delivered her veterinary school commencement speech in 2011. Dr. Pope went on to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012, which was followed by a three-year residency in medical oncology at the University of Pennsylvania. She successfully obtained board certification in her specialty of oncology and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine in 2015.
Dr. Pope’s holistic training is an ongoing journey, with ongoing interests in herbal medicine, intravenous nutrient therapy, mistletoe therapy, as well as all innovative and novel integrative oncology approaches. Dr. Pope is preparing for certification as a Registered Herbalist, the highest accreditation offered in human herbal medicine. She has a strong interest in clinical research and making a difference in the field of veterinary integrative medicine through publications, lecturing, and education. Dr. Pope is currently involved in numerous clinical trials and is energized by collaboration and research with gifted colleagues. Dr. Pope serves as president of the American Board of Veterinary Botanical Medicine as well as on the Board of Directors for the World Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Pope also volunteers on the advisory board for The Brodie Fund, a nonprofit organization that provides grants for treatments to owners of pets with cancer.
Dr. Pope is a New Jersey native and is a devoted fan of Philadelphia’s teams. She enjoys staying active, traveling to places she has never been, salt air and sea waves, amazing food, laughing with friends and family, and spending quality time with her soul-dog Fritz. She feels blessed to have opened her own practice in 2017 and is beyond grateful to live her passion every day.

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Curriculum Vitae

Education

  • Class President 2007, 2008, 2010
  • Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association President 2009, Ex-Officio 2010
  • Student Chapter of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Founder   President 2009, 2010

Achievements

2011-2012 – University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

  • Small Animal Rotating Internship –Medicine and Surgery

 

2012-2015 – University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

  • Residency in Medical Oncology

DACVIM (Oncology)–Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Oncology, American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Lakewood, CO –2016

TCVMP–Certified Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine Practitioner, Chi Institute, Reddick, FL – 2016

CVCH–Certified Veterinary Chinese Herbalist, Chi Institute, Reddick, FL – 2011

CVFT–Certified Veterinary Food Therapist, Chi Institute, Reddick, FL – 2011

CVTP–Certified Veterinary Tui-naPractitioner, Chi Institute, FL – 2009

CVA–Certified Veterinary Acupuncturist, Chi Institute, FL –2009

2018-Preset-David Winston’s Center for Herbal Studies, Riegelsville, PA

  • One Year Graduate Studies Program
  • Two Year Foundational Studies Program

 

2020-O3 Vets Ozone Training Course, Lutz, FL

2020 -Mistletoe Therapy and Integrative Oncology Course for Practitioners, Denver, CO

2019-American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine Microbiome for Specialists Course, Las Vegas, NV

2019 -Riordan Clinic IVC Symposium,Wichita, KS

2018-International Intravenous Nutritional Therapy, Global Physician Education, Cedar Ridge, CA

  • Advanced IV Therapy –Acute & Chronic Infectious, Immune & Inflammatory Diseases
  • Fundamentals and Clinical Applications of IV Nutrient Therapies

 

2018 –David Winston Ethno-Botanical Seminar, NY Comp and Alternative Veterinary Medical Association, Phoenicia, NY

2016–Level I Reiki Practitioner Certification, Unity Healing House, Long Branch, NJ

2016–Western Herbal Immersion, College of Integrative Veterinary Therapy, Laurel, MD

2016 –Advanced Small Animal Acupuncture Course, Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Medicine, Reddick, FL

2014–Clinical Observorship, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Abramson Cancer Center, Integrative Medicine Department, Philadelphia, PA

2014–Integrative Medicine Program Development Workshop, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, TX

2014–Clinical Observorship, Cancer Treatment Centers of America, Eastern Regional Medical Center, Philadelphia, PA

2014–Clinical Observorship, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center, Integrative Medicine Program, New York, NY

Pope, K. Chapter 29: Acupuncture for Support of Neoplastic DiseaseClinical Approach to Veterinary Acupuncture. Gregory Todd, Huisheng Xie. Chi University Press. Manuscript in preparation.

Fowler, M. Pope, KChapter 10: Food Therapy for CancerIntegrative and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Food Therapy Small Animal and Equine. Margaret Fowler, Huisheng Xie. Chi University Press, 2020, 483-529

Winston D, Larkin N, Lankenau C, Pope KChapter 14: Adaptogens for AnimalsAdaptogens, Herbs for strength, Stamina, and Stress Relief. Rochester,Vermont. David Winston. Healing Arts Press, 2019, 340-357.

  • Pope, K. How to Treat Cancer with Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine. World Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine; invited lead article. Currently under peer review.
  • Pope, K. Safety and Dosing of Intravenous Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) in Tumor-Bearing Animals. Poster abstract. Veterinary Cancer Society Annual Conference,Portland, Oregon, October 2017.
  • Pope, K. Integrative Oncology: 2 lecture hours, Integrative Medicine: 1 lecture hour, International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Annual Conference,Seattle, Washington October 2017..
  • Pope, K. Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine in Veterinary Oncology. Small Animal Veterinarian. 2017; 4: 106. Translated into Chinese.
  • Pope, K. NJVTA Lecture Hours
  • Pope, K. Acupuncture in Conventional Cancer Care. NAVC Clinician’s Brief, September 2016.
  • Pope, K. Krick E. Effects of Acupuncture on Chemotherapy-induced Myelosuppression and Gastrointestinal Toxicity in Dogs with Lymphoma: a prospective, randomized clinical trial. Trial in progress.
    • Poster abstract. Veterinary Cancer Society, October 2016. Orlando, Florida.
    • Poster abstract. Society of Integrative Oncology Annual Conference, Harvard University Medical School. November 2015. Boston, Massachusetts.
    • Oral abstract. House Officer Research Day, University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine. 2nd place resident presentation. June 2015. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
    • Poster abstract. American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association Annual Conference. September 2014. Portland, Oregon.
    • Grant awarded by the American Holistic Veterinary Medical Foundation
  • Pope K, McNeill C, Tun A, Brown DC, Krick E. Outcome and Toxicity Assessment of Feline Small Cell Lymphoma: 56 cases (2000-2010). Veterinary Medicine and Science, Oct 2015; 1(2) 51-62.
  • Pope K, Evidence-Based Equine Herbal Medicine. Integrative Veterinary Care Journal, December 2014.
  • Pope K, Lyons B, Brown DC, Krick E. The Effects of Supplements on Treatment Outcome and Toxicity for Dogs Receiving Doxorubicin-based Chemotherapy. Poster abstract. Veterinary Cancer Society Annual Conference. October 2013. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • Pope K, Wormer C. Canine Melanoma: Updates on Recommended Treatment. Surgical Oncology Rounds Series. September 2013. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Pope K, Evidence-Based Chinese Herbal Medicine. NAVC Clinician’s Brief, May 2013.
  • Pope K, Healthy ways to treat your cat and dog. PetMD.com, January 2013.
  • Pope K, Vitamins for Winter Pet Health. Pet360.com, December 2012.
  • Pope K, Cioffi K. Feline Injection Site Sarcomas. Surgical Oncology Rounds Series. November 2012. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
  • Pope K, McNeill C, Tun A, Brown DC, Krick E. Outcome and Toxicity Assessment of Feline Small Cell Lymphoma. Poster abstract. Veterinary Cancer Society Annual Conference. October 2012. Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Milner R, Pope K. The clinical response to a disialoganglioside (GD3) based melanoma vaccine in naturally occurring canine melanoma. Manuscript in preparation. Intended submission to Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology.
  • Pope K, Milner R. University of Florida Melanoma Vaccine Trial: Phase 2 Evaluation. Phi Zeta Research Emphasis Day, Poster abstract. February 7, 2011. University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. Gainesville, Florida.
  • Milner R, Pope, K. A Ganglioside (GD3) based Melanoma Vaccine in Naturally Occurring Canine Melanoma. Cancer Vaccines in Veterinary Medicine, Vaccinology Lecture Series. November 1, 2010. Western Michigan University.
  • Slotta TAB, Pope K. Phylogenetics of the Malacothamnus alliance (Malvaceae): Assessing the role of hybridization and molecular and morphological variation in species delineation. PhD Dissertation. June 8, 2004. Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University.

Innovative Veterinary Care Virtual Expo, November 2020

  • The Oncology Toolbox: From Integrative Therapies to Cancer-busting Supplements

New York State Veterinary Annual Conference, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, October 2020

  • Introduction to the Integrative Oncology Toolbox
  • Anti-cancer Mechanisms of Action of Herbs
  • Drug-herb Interactions in Veterinary Oncology
  • How to Collaborate with an Integrative Oncologist

Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association Educational Webinar, December 2019

  • Integrative Veterinary Oncology: The Use of Herbal Medicine Alongside Conventional Cancer Treatment

Integrative Approach to Veterinary Oncology, Course Instructor, Chi Institute for Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine, Reddick, Florida, December 2019

  • Integrative Oncology Overview
  • Evidence for Safety of Combining Herbs with Conventional Cancer Treatment
  • Anticancer Mechanisms of Action in Herbal Therapy
  • Integrative Nutrition and Food Therapy for Cancer Patients
  • Dietary Supplements in Cancer Care
  • Integrative Approach to Lymphoma with Case Studies
  • Integrative Approach to Hemangiosarcoma with Case Studies
  • Integrative Approach to Osteosarcoma with Case Studies

American Veterinary Medical Association Annual Conference, Washington, District of Columbia, August 2019

  • Integrative Oncology: Beyond the Conventional Toolbox
  • Herbs and Supplements in Cancer Care
  • Integrative Oncology: Canine Splenic Hemangiosarcoma
  • Acupuncture Wet Lab – Teaching Assistant

Paws for Potter Continuing Education Event, Watertown, New York, May 2019

  • Thinking Outside of the Box in the Treatment and Prevention of Cancer

Healthy Dog Expo, Albany, New York, April 2019

  • Integrative Veterinary Oncology: Expanding the Toolbox for the Treatment of Cancer

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Grand Rounds, Keystone Presentation, Philadelphia, PA, October 2018

  • Integrative Veterinary Oncology: Multimodal Approach to Cancer Care

Penn Annual Conference, Wilmington, Delaware, September 2018

  • Integrative Veterinary Oncology: Herbs and Dietary Supplements
  • Integrative Veterinary Oncology: Multimodal Approach to Cancer Care

Southwest Veterinary Symposium Annual Conference, San Antonio, Texas, September 2018

  • Evidence-Informed Integrative Oncology: Canine Splenic Hemangiosarcoma
  • Evidence-Informed Integrative Oncology: Canine Multicentric Lymphoma
  • Evidence-Informed Integrative Oncology: Canine Appendicular Osteosarcoma
  • Integrative Veterinary Oncology: Herbs and Dietary Supplements
  • Integrative Veterinary Oncology: Multimodal Approach to Cancer Care
  • Integrative Veterinary Medicine: Case-Based Approach in Chronic Disease

Sun and Fun Annual Veterinary Conference, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, June 2018

  • Evidence-Informed Integrative Oncology: Canine Lymphoma, Hemangiosarcoma, Osteosarcoma.
  • Integrative Veterinary Oncology: Herbs and Dietary Supplements in Cancer Care
  • Integrative Veterinary Oncology: Multimodal Approach to Cancer Care
  • Integrative Veterinary Medicine: Case-Based Approach in Chronic Disease

Veterinary Cancer Society Annual Conference, Portland, Oregon, October 2017

  • Safety and Dosing of Intravenous Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) in Tumor-Bearing Animals. Abstract presentation.

International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care Annual Conference, Seattle, Washington, October 2017

  • Integrative Veterinary Oncology: Multimodal Treatment Approach for Patient and Disease
  • Integrative Veterinary Medicine: Multimodal Treatment Approach in Chronic Disease

Atlantic Coast Veterinary Conference, Atlantic City, New Jersey, October 2017

  • Acupuncture Wet Lab Teaching Assistant

New Jersey Veterinary Technicians Association Annual Conference, Eatontown, New Jersey, April 2017

  • Integrative Veterinary Medicine: Expanding our Toolbox for Optimal Health
  • Effects of Acupuncture on Chemotherapy-induced Myelosuppression and Gastrointestinal Toxicity in Dogs with Lymphoma: a prospective, randomized clinical trial. Trial in progress.

Veterinary Cancer Society Annual Conference. Minneapolis, Minnesota. October 2013

  • The Effects of Supplements on Treatment Outcome and Toxicity for Dogs Receiving Doxorubicin-based Chemotherapy. Poster abstract.

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Surgical Oncology Rounds Series. Philadelphia, PA. September 2013

  • Canine Melanoma: Updates on Recommended Treatment.

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Surgical Oncology Rounds Series. Philadelphia, PA. November 2012

  • Feline Injection Site Sarcomas.

Veterinary Cancer Society Annual Conference. Las Vegas, Nevada. October 2012

  • Outcome and Toxicity Assessment of Feline Small Cell Lymphoma. Poster abstract.

Phi Zeta Research Emphasis Day, University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine. Gainesville, Florida. Feb 2011

  • University of Florida Melanoma Vaccine Trial: Phase 2 Evaluation. Poster Abstract.

2017-Present – Dr. Kendra Pope, LLC, Red Bank, NJ

  • Owner, Veterinarian, Integrative Oncology and Veterinary Wellness

2015-2017 – Red Bank Veterinary Hospital, Tinton Falls, Hillsborough   Mount Laurel, NJ

  • Veterinarian, Integrative Medicine   Oncology, Medical Oncology

2012-2015 – Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Service, Levittown, PA

  • Veterinarian, Acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine

2012-2015 – University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

  • Veterinarian, Medical Oncology

2011-2012 – Saint Francis Veterinary Center, Swedesboro, NJ

  • Veterinarian, Emergency Medicine and Acupuncture

2011-2012 – University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine, Philadelphia, PA

  • Veterinarian, Small Animal Medicine and Surgery

2011 – Veterinary Cancer Society Student Excellence Award

2008-2011 – Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association Activities Award

2008-2011 – University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine Student Ambassador

2010 – J. E. Salsbury Veterinary Medicine Scholarship

2010 – University of Florida Student Government Senator, Veterinary Medicine

2008-2010 – Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association Hill’s Award

2009 – Soderstrom Domaschk Scholarship

2009 – Student Chapter of the American Veterinary Medical Association Pfizer Award

2009 – University of Florida Shand’s Board of Directors’ Scholarship

2008 – Florida Veterinary Medical Association Scholarship

2007-2008 – William and Clara Strickland Inman Graduate Fellowship

2008 – American Veterinary Medical Association Veterinary Leadership Experience

2007 – University of Florida Veterinary Medicine Grant

2007 – Priscilla Henderson Scholarship

2018-Present – American College of Veterinary Botanical Medicine (ACVMB)

  • Organizational Committee/Taskforce

2017-Present – American Holistic Veterinary Medical Association (AHVMA)

2017-Present – Veterinary Botanical Medicine Association (VBMA)

2015-Present – Resources for Alternative and Integrative Veterinary Education (RAIVE) Evaluator

2015-2017 – Veterinary Information Network (VIN) Contributor – Alternative Medicine Folder

2015-Present – American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)

2014-Present – Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO)

  • Education Committee Nov 2014 –Nov 2017

2013-Present – Peer reviewer for North American Veterinary Community (NAVC) Clinician’s Brief

2012-Present – American Association of Traditional Chinese Veterinary Medicine (AATCVM)

2011-Present – Veterinary Cancer Society (VCS)

2011-Present – American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA)

2018-Present–The Brodie Fund, 501c3 organization providing treatment to pets diagnosed with cancer

  • Advisory Board Member
  • Grant-eligible Practice Owner