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College of Veterinary Medicine

Mary Lynn Higginbotham


Associate Professor, Oncology

DVM, MS, DACVIM (Oncology)
Phone: 785-532-5690
E-mail: mhigginb@vet.k-state.edu

Education and Professional Training

  • DVM: University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Internship: Veterinary Specialists of Rochester, Rochester, NY
  • Residency: University of Missouri-Columbia
  • MS: University of Missouri-Columbia


  • Medicine II (3rd year)
  • Clinical Oncology (4th year)
  • Clinical Skills (3rd year)
  • Clinical Pharmacology (elective)
  • Pharmacology (2nd year)
  • Ethics (3rd year)


  • Clinical evaluation of novel anti-cancer therapy
  • Evaluation of drug resistance in lymphoma
  • Evaluation and treatment of canine nasal tumors


Dr. Higginbotham specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in dogs and cats.  She has experienced the loss of a four-legged family member due to cancer and understands just how challenging a cancer diagnosis can be. She finds fulfillment in teaching students and helping pet owners understand the cancer diagnosis, what treatment options may be available and what the potential prognosis for their pet or patient may be.  Helping owners with the treatment of their pet’s cancer and making our pets not only live longer, but most importantly, better, is the ultimate goal.

Selected Publications