Melissa Eisenschenk, MS, DVM, DACVD

Dr. Melissa Eisenschenk is a board-certified veterinary dermatologist.  She completed her Bachelor of Science with minors in Animal Science and Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin- River Falls and attended veterinary school at the University of Minnesota.  After vet school, she was in private practice for 4 years in Rochester and Minneapolis, and then returned in 2006 to the University of Minnesota for a dermatology residency (3 year program) and Master’s degree. She passed dermatology board exams in 2009.  Dr. Eisenschenk worked out of the Oakdale Animal Emergency and Referral Center as a Veterinary Dermatologist for 3.5 years before starting Pet Dermatology Clinic.  See her linked in profile.

 

What does board-certified mean?

Board certification is governed by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and the American Veterinary Medical Association and requires completing a residency program and passing additional board examinations which involves sitting for 16 hours of testing divided between two days.  DACVD after DVM stands for “Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology”.

 

Professional Memberships:

Since 2011      Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association

Since 2010      International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals

Since 2009      American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Since 2002      American Veterinary Medical Association

 

Publications:

Journal Articles:

Thesis:

Carr, Melissa N.  “Studies on pruritogenic substances and the H4 receptor in healthy canine skin.” (Thesis) Minneapolis, MN. University of Minnesota: 2009.

 

Book Editor:

Scott R Haskell, Theresa Anttila,  Small Ruminant Clinical Diagnosis and Therapy.  Eds. Melissa Carr, Taryn Dentinger, Rachel Preston. St. Paul, MN.  University of Minnesota, College of Veterinary Medicine, 2001.

 

Book Chapters:

Carr, Melissa N.  “Parasitic Skin Diseases” 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant, Ed. S.R.R. Haskell. Blackwell Publishing, 2008. p674.

Carr, Melissa N.  “Blindness” 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant, Ed. S.R.R. Haskell. Blackwell Publishing, 2008. p114.

Carr, Melissa N.  “Ectropion” 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant, Ed. S.R.R. Haskell. Blackwell Publishing, 2008. p316.

Carr, Melissa N.  “Entropion” 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant, Ed. S.R.R. Haskell. Blackwell Publishing, 2008. p328.

Carr, Melissa N. and Occhipinti, Larry P. “Keratoconjunctivitis/Conjunctivitis” 5 Minute Veterinary Consult: Ruminant, Ed. S.R.R. Haskell. Blackwell Publishing, 2008. p454.

 

Currently working on:

3rd Edition of Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat

The cure for allergies