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”.
Since 2011 Minnesota Veterinary Medical Association
Since 2009 American College of Veterinary Dermatology
Since 2002 American Veterinary Medical Association
Heinrich, N., Eisenschenk, M., Harvey, R., Nuttall, T. (2018). Skin Diseases of the Dog and Cat, Third Edition. London: CRC Press.
- Petra Bizikova, Domenico Santoro, Rosanna Marsella, Tim Nuttall, Melissa N. C. Eisenschenk and Cherie M. Pucheu-Haston
- Multiple review articles in Veterinary Dermatology April 2015, Volume 26, Issue 2, Pages 77–e32
- Review: Clinical and histological manifestations of canine atopic dermatitis
- Review: Pathogenesis of canine atopic dermatitis: skin barrier and host–micro-organism interaction
- Review: Role of genetics and the environment in the pathogenesis of canine atopic dermatitis
- Review: Innate immunity, lipid metabolism and nutrition in canine atopic dermatitis
- Review: The role of antibodies, autoantigens and food allergens in canine atopic dermatitis
- Review: Lymphocytes, cytokines, chemokines and the T-helper 1–T-helper 2 balance in canine atopic dermatitis
- Haarstad AC, Eisenschenk MC, Heinrich NA, Weese JS, McKeever PJ. Isolation of bacterial skin flora of healthy sheep, with comparison between frequent and minimal human handling. Vet Dermatol. 2014 Jun;25(3):215-21
- Heinrich NA, McKeever PJ, Eisenschenk MC. Adverse events in 50 cats with allergic dermatitis receiving ciclosporin. Vet Dermatol. 2011 Dec;22(6):511-20.
- Eisenschenk MNC, Torres SMF, Oliveira S, Been C. The expression of histamine H4 receptor in the skin and other tissues of normal dogs. Vet Dermatol. 2011: Oct;22(5):396-400.
- Carr MN, Torres SM, Koch SN, Reiter LV. Investigation of the pruritogenic effects of histamine, serotonin, tryptase, substance P, and interleukin-2 in healthy dogs. Vet Dermatol. 2009 Apr;20(2):105-10.
Carr, Melissa N. “Studies on pruritogenic substances and the H4 receptor in healthy canine skin.” (Thesis) Minneapolis, MN. University of Minnesota: 2009.
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.
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:
The cure for allergies