Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Dominik Faissler

Assistant Professor

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  • Doctoral Thesis - University of Berne, Switzerland - 1995
  • DVM - University of Berne, Switzerland - 1987

Board Certification

  • European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN), 1999
  1. Bentley RT, Faissler D, Sutherland-Smith J, (2011): Successful management of a phaeohyphomycotic fungal granuloma in a dog. JAVMA, 239:480-485.
  2. Sutherland-Smith J, King R, Faissler D, Ruthazar R, Sato A, (2011): MRI apparent diffusion coefficients for histologically confirmed intracranial lesions in dogs. Radiol&Ultrasound, 52:142-48.
  3. BM. Schneider, NH. Dodman, D. Faissler, N. Ogata, (2009): Clinical use of an herbal-derived compound (Huperazine A) to treat putative complex partial seizures in a dog. Epilepsy and Behaviour, 15:529-534.
  4. AL. Bilderback, D. Faissler, (2009): Surgical management of a canine intracranial abscess due to a bite wound. J Vet Emergency Critical Care, 10:507-12.
  5. AL Abelson, D Faissler, AZ Karas (2008): Anesthesia case of the month. JAVMA, May 1, 232:1298-300.
  6. McDonnell JJ, Keating J, Sato A, Faissler D (2007): Multiple meningiomas in dogs: 3 cases. J Am Hosp Assoc, 43, pp. 201-208.

General Research Interests

  • Brain and spinal cord tumors; Wobbler's disease; Encephalitis; Epilepsy

Selected Research Projects

  • Outcome of different treatment options in canine frontal lobe meningioma
  • Classification of spinal cord compressions in canine cervical spondylotic myelopathy (Wobbler's disease)
  • Levetiracetam for the long-term treatment of canine idiopathic epilepsy

Research Interests by Area

Spontaneous Animal Disease Models
  • Neurodegenerative disease in dogs, menigiomas and gliomas in dogs, intervertebral disk disease

Research Interests by Organ System and Disease

Oncology and Cancer Research and Clinical Trials
  • Brain and spinal cord tumors.
Neurology and Behavior
  • Nutritional modulation of epileptic seizures. Neurosurgery and brain tumors in dogs and cats; Chronic cervical spinal cord compressions

Major Specialized Equipment

  • Spiral CT Picker Venue
  • MRI Siemens Impact 1 Tesla
  • Electrodiagnostic equipment Nicolet Viking IV P
  • Linear accelerator Siemens Mevatron 77