Head of Oncology
Board-Certified Veterinary Oncologist
Dr. Lillie Davis is a board-certified Veterinary Oncologist and a native of the Bronx, New York. She is a three-time, first-generation Ivy League graduate and the sixth Black veterinary oncologist in the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine, ACVIM (of six total).
After spending her childhood fantasizing about making a difference in the world, she set her sights on becoming a veterinarian and fulfilled her teenage dream of going to Cornell University, where she earned her undergraduate degree in Animal Science (2009) and her veterinary medical degree (2014). During her time at Cornell, she did research in a parasitology laboratory for 8 years, where she published her first scientific paper on cuterebra parasites in cats. She then went on to complete a one-year small animal rotating internship at Purdue University in 2015 and returned to Cornell University to complete a three-year residency in Medical Oncology in 2018. During her residency, she published her second scientific paper on Acute Myeloid Leukemia in dogs. She became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) in 2018.
Dr. Davis’ areas of special interest include fostering the human-animal bond, improving the quality of life of her patients with equal parts evidence-based medicine, compassion, and integrity.
When not in the hospital, Dr. Davis enjoys spending time with her fur babies: 2 cats and a 1 dog (Jacket, Pants, and Chalupa), her partner, and trying new cuisines.