Dr. Sam Hocker


Assistant Professor

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

Education and Professional Training:

  • Bachelor of Science, Biology; Politics and Government, Illinois State University
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Kansas State University
  • Master of Biomedical Science, Kansas State University
  • Small Animal Rotating Internship, University of Missouri
  • Veterinary Medical Oncology Residency, Kansas State University


  • Clinical Oncology (Clinical Rotation – 4th year)
  • Medicine II (3rd year)
  • Clinical Skills (3rd year)


  • Evaluation of the endocannabinoid system’s role in cancer
  • Immunotherapeutics
  • Evaluation of novel anti-cancer therapies


Dr. Hocker specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer in dogs, cats, and exotic pets. He thoroughly enjoys teaching students about all aspects of veterinary oncology, as well as guiding owners through the diagnosis and treatment of their pet’s cancer.