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William Eward, DVM, MD

Having spent his childhood in the company of a wide variety of animals, Dr. Eward fulfilled a lifelong dream of becoming a small animal veterinarian in 2000 when he graduated from Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine.  He was particularly captivated by his patients with cancer and decided to pursue this interest further.  In 2002, he returned to school, receiving an MD degree from the University of Vermont.  He currently is on faculty at Duke University with an adjunct appointment at the North Carolina State College of Veterinary Medicine.  He spends the first part of the week taking care of humans with cancer and the latter part of the week taking care of animals with cancer.  As an Orthopaedic Oncologist, he specializes in preserving and reconstructing limbs that have been jeopardized by a type of cancer called Sarcoma.  Given his dual roles in human and animal health, Dr. Eward is committed to using a One Medicine approach to solving the terrible problem that cancer presents to all of us, whether we walk on two legs or four.  He runs a lab at Duke that attempts to identify common elements between types of cancer across different species.