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Ekaterina Mendoza-Kuznetsova - DVM, DipECVD

Dr. Mendoza-Kuznetsova believes that communication with the owner is one of the most important parts of her work. She believes that doctors cannot be effective in their job unless the owner understands the diagnostic and treatment process.

She strongly believes that the main task for any dermatologist is to work as a team with the owner, as they both have the same purpose – to help the pet. The goal of her appointments is to provide the most accurate information to the owner and to work on this purpose together.

She has the experience that allows her to use professional intuition, helping to choose the most appropriate diagnostic or treatment plan even in difficult and not “classical” clinical situations.

Education

  • European College of Veterinary Dermatology, 2012
  • Moscow State Academy of Veterinary Medicine and Biotechnology, 1999

Board Certification

  • European College of Veterinary Dermatology (ECVD), DipECVD
  1. Kuznetsova E, Vysokikh A, Bourdeau P. First description of demodicosis in 12 galagos (Galago senegalensis). Veterinary Dermatology 2012: Volume 23, issue 1, pp.61-65..
  2. Ekaterina Kuznetsova, Sonya Bettenay, Lyubov Nikolaeva, Monir Majzoub, Ralf Mueller. Influence of systemic antibiotics on the treatment of dogs with generalized demodicosis. Vet. Parasitology. 2012 Aug 13;188(1-2):148-55.
  3. Advances in veterinary dermatology.  7.9. Why biopsy bald patients? Sheila M.F. Torres3 and Philip Roudebush
  4. M. Linek (Chairperson) and E. Kuznetsova (Secretary)  Published Online: 14 JUN 2017,  DOI: 10.1002/9781119278368.ch7.9

General Research Interests

  • Canine demodicosis
  • Canine atopic dermatitis

Research and Clinical Interests

  • Autoimmune diseases in animals

Teaching

  • Approach to derm patient – skin lesions and problem list
  • Dermatological diagnostic tests and interpretation
  • Parasites
  • Allergies
  • Otitis externa, otitis media
  • Spontaneous diffuse alopecia
  • Autoimmune and immune-medicated diseases
  • Crusting-scaling disorders, keratinization defects
  • Cutaneous histology

Major Specialized Equipment

  • Carl Storz videootoscope
  • Olympus microscope with Lumenera Infinity HD camera
  • DermLite Dermatoscope

Dr. Mendoza-Kuznetsova has vast clinical experience in handling various cases and a good grasp of the prognoses of different dermatological diseases. Her practice has been focused on and limited to dermatological cases for about 15 years. During her residency in 2008-2012, she had the opportunity to learn from different dermatologists in 4 different countries (USA, Germany, UK, and Sweden).

She established an alternate ECVD residency program in February of 2014. During the last few years, she has lectured in Russia, Ukraine, Poland, Mexico, Kazakhstan, and the ECVD/ESVD annual meeting in Switzerland in 2017 with great attendance.

She has always loved teaching.  In Russia, her teaching experience was mostly limited to continuing education for practitioners, though in this particular field she has a fair bit of experience. She has been working at Tufts since January of 2019 and she enjoys the teaching process here.  The students value the dermatology rotation and say it is very useful and interesting. 

Some of her personal characteristics are perfectionism, enthusiasm, dedication and inspiration by veterinary dermatology. She enjoys her practical work with patients and communication with the owners.