Dr Kai-Biu Shiu BVMS, MRCVS, DACVIM (Oncology)

Dr. Kai-Biu Shiu, Czar's PromiseDr. Shiu has been trusted with the care of dogs and cats with cancer in SW Wisconsin since 2007, and is known for his practical yet compassionate approach to his clients and patients. His philosophy is to provide as much support as he can to owners going through the difficulty process of managing their loved one’s cancer. He strongly believes in providing options with the owner’s goals, budget and patient’s prognosis in mind – there is no such thing as a “right” or “wrong” decision. As an advocate for individualized therapy, he is able to work with a client to develop unique, but evidence based protocols that suit the client and patient’s needs. Dr. Shiu has published and presented nationally research in both canine and feline oncology and he continues to contribute to research studies and publications. He brought the first electro-chemotherapy service to the Midwest in 2017, with patients traveling from all over the midwest to receive this new cancer treatment. Active in the local veterinary community, he founded the Dane County Veterinary Medical Association, and fundraised over $500,000 for cancer research in the past five years. He was founding chair of the national scientific advisory board for a national comparative oncology research foundation for 3 years, before co-founding a local foundation called Czar’s Promise which funds UW American Family Children’s Hospital as well as local veterinary cancer research and treatment.  After veterinary school in Glasgow, Scotland, Dr. Shiu completed a rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship from 2006-2007 at Cornell University Hospital for Animals, where he developed his love for oncology, and more specifically, the special bond between oncology patients and their owners. He then moved to Madison to pursue a three year residency in Medical Oncology at UW Madison. Following completion of his residency, he started the first private practice oncology service in SW Wisconsin, here at VESVSC in 2010.  The highest compliment Dr Shiu feels he receives is when the veterinarians not only trust him with their patients, but with the care of their own pets facing a diagnosis of cancer.  

Professional Affiliations:

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) Diplomate, 2010
  • WVMA Professional Education Committee
  • Veterinary Cancer Society
  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • Wisconsin Veterinary Medical Association
  • Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine
  • Dane County Veterinary Medical Association

Board Certification:

  • American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (Oncology) Diplomate, 2010


  • BSc (Hons) In Veterinary Pathology, Royal Veterinary College, 2004
  • BVMS (DVM equivalent), University of Glasgow, Scotland, 2006
  • Rotating small animal medicine and surgery internship from 2006-2007 at Cornell University Hospital


  • Medical Oncology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 2010
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It began as a love story; the attraction, immediate. In 2001, a small white fluffball with an infectious smile that had me at "hello", came bounding full steam ahead and into my arms; and yes, that was all it took.

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