Dr. Brittany Wittenberns was born in Houston, TX and grew up in Fort Lauderdale, FL. She attended Boston University, during which time her mother was diagnosed with advanced gallbladder cancer. Her experience ultimately led to her interest in veterinary oncology. She received a Bachelor of Arts in Biology with a Specialization in Marine Science in 2009. After working as a veterinary technician for two years in New York, NY she attended University of Florida and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine in 2015. She completed a one-year rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Carolina Veterinary Specialists in Charlotte, NC before moving cross country to Colorado with her cat, Beau. She completed a one-year medical oncology specialty internship and three-year residency, and received a Master of Science in Clinical Sciences, at Colorado State University’s Flint Animal Cancer Center in 2020. Dr. Wittenberns then moved to Austin, TX where she spent three years working in a busy specialty clinic. She obtained board certification and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) in 2021. Beau was diagnosed with aggressive lymphoma of his intestines in late 2022. He received treatment with surgery, chemotherapy, and lots of TLC, before being euthanized a few months later.
Dr. Wittenberns personal experience with human cancer and her loss of her own cat to it has contributed to her passion of cancer treatment in pets. Her goal is to provide personalized patient care with quality of life being the most important factor. Her personal interests include treatment of advanced disease, feline cancers and tumors of the spleen. She has been published, participates in peer review of veterinary oncology articles, and enjoys speaking at national meetings and to the referring veterinary community.
Outside of work she enjoys spending time with her Goldendoodle (Sullivan) and friends, running, and cheering on the Florida Gators.