Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
Dominik Faissler

Assistant Professor

Campus Phone:
508-887-4696
x88758

Fax:
508-887-4363

Education

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

Board Certification

  • European College of Veterinary Neurology (ECVN), 1999

Vaccination for invasive canine meningioma induces in situ production of antibodies capable of antibody-dependent cell-mediated cytotoxicity

Author(s):Andersen, B.M. | Pluhar, G.E. | Seiler, C.E. | Goulart, M.R. | SantaCruz, K.S. | Schutten, M.M. | Meints, J.P. | O'Sullivan, M.G. | Bentley, R.T. | Packer, R.A. | Thomovsky, S.A. | Chen, A.V. | Faissler, D. | Chen, W. | Hunt, M.A. | Olin, M.R. | Ohlfest, J.R.
Publication year: 2013
Journal / Book title: Cancer Research

Successful management of an intracranial phaeohyphomycotic fungal granuloma in a dog

Author(s):Bentley, R.T. | Faissler, D. | Sutherland-Smith, J.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

MAgnetic resonance imaging apparent diffusion coefficients for histologically confirmed intracranial lesions in dogs

Author(s):Sutherland-Smith, J. | King, R. | Faissler, D. | Ruthazer, R. | Sato, A.
Publication year: 2011
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound

Questions cause of spinal cord compression in dog

Author(s):Boudrieau, R.J. | Faissler, D.
Publication year: 2010
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Surgical management of a canine intracranial abscess due to a bite wound: Case Report

Author(s):Bilderback, A.L. | Faissler, D.
Publication year: 2009
Journal / Book title: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care

Clinical use of an herbal-derived compound (Huperzine A) to treat putative complex partial seizures in a dog

Author(s):Schneider, B.M. | Dodman, N.H. | Faissler, D. | Ogata, N.
Publication year: 2009
Journal / Book title: Epilepsy and Behavior

Anesthesia case of the month

Author(s):Abelson, A.L. | Faissler, D. | Karas, A.Z.
Publication year: 2008
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association

Multiple meningiomas in three dogs

Author(s):McDonnell, J.J. | Kalbko, K. | Keating, J.H. | Sato, A.F. | Faissler, D.
Publication year: 2007
Journal / Book title: Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association

Magnetic resonance imaging features of cervical spinal cord meningiomas

Author(s):McDonnell, J.J. | Tidwell, A.S. | Faissler, D. | Keating, J.
Publication year: 2005
Journal / Book title: Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasound

Incidence of the labrador retriever hereditary myopathy: Neuromuscular changes in dogs with and without clinical signs | Myopathie der labrador retriever: Neuromuskuläre veränderungen bei kranken und klinisch gesunden hunden

Author(s):Bilzer, T. | Faissler, D. | Neumann, J. | Bley, T. | Steffen, F. | Cizinauskas, S. | Gaillard, C. | Jaggy, A.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Tierarztliche Praxis Ausgabe K: Kleintiere - Heimtiere

Tetanus in cats: 3 Clinical cases | Tetanus bei katzen: 3 Fallbeschreibungen

Author(s):Tomek, A. | Kathmann, I. | Faissler, D. | Cizinauskas, S. | Timmann, D. | Reimer, Y. | Moser, J. | Jaggy, A.
Publication year: 2004
Journal / Book title: Schweizer Archiv fur Tierheilkunde

Genetic aspects of labrador retriever myopathy

Author(s):Bley, T. | Gaillard, Cl. | Bilzer, Th. | Braund, K.G. | Faissler, D. | Steffen, F. | Cizinauskas, S. | Neumann, J. | Vögtli, T. | Equey, R. | Jaggy, A.
Publication year: 2002
Journal / Book title: Research in Veterinary Science

Seizures due to polycythemia: Review of literature and case report | Krampfanfälle im Zusammenhang mit Polyzythämie: Literaturübersicht und Fallbeschreibung

Author(s):Faissler, D. | Griot-Wenk, M.E. | Fatzer, R. | Von Tscharner, C. | Aberle-Thiemann, B. | Jaggy, A.
Publication year: 1998
Journal / Book title: Schweizer Archiv fur Tierheilkunde

Genetic aspects of idiopathic epilepsy in Labrador retrievers

Author(s):Jaggy, A. | Faissler, D. | Gaillard, C. | Srenk, P. | Graber, H.
Publication year: 1998
Journal / Book title: Journal of Small Animal Practice

Clinical, epidemiological and treatment results of idiopathic epilepsy in 54 labrador retrievers: A long-term study

Author(s):Heynold, Y. | Faissler, D. | Steffen, F. | Jaggy, A.
Publication year: 1997
Journal / Book title: Journal of Small Animal Practice

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