University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Al-Dissi, Ahmad

Assistant Professor
Veterinary Pathology
Office Location: WCVM 1644
Phone: 306.966.7643
Fax: 306.966.7439

Academic Credentials

Teaching and Clinical Areas

Research Interests

Dr. Al-Dissi’s research focuses on studying the effects of toxins on animal and human health. He is currently investigating the effects of ergot alkaloids on the vasculature and the mechanisms of these effects. His research team utilises an arterial tissue bath system to study these effects in sheep after in vivo exposure.  

Another area of interest for Dr. Al-Dissi is liver regeneration.  His research team is investigating the expression of metallothionein in the diseased liver of dogs, cats and horses and its relation to liver regeneration, inflammation, fibrosis and bile duct proliferation.


Ahmad N. Al-Dissi. 2015.  Toxicology for the equine practitioner. Vet Clin North Am Equine Pract 31(2):269-79

Santhi Sridharan, Andrew Allen AL, Beverly Kidney B, Ahmad N Al-Dissi. 2015. Metallothionein Expression in Dogs With Chronic Hepatitis and Its Correlation With Hepatic Fibrosis, Inflammation, and Ki-67 Expression. Vet Pathol 52(6):1127-33

Amira T. Moussa, Baljit. Singh,  Ahmad N. Al-Dissi. 2015. Immunohistochemical  expression of Nrf2 (Nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2) and heme-oxygenase-1 in normal and Mannheimia haemolytica infected bovine lungs. CJVR 79(2):81-6

Cinzia Benazzi, Ahmad N. Al-Dissi, Cindy H. Chau, William Douglas Figg, Giuseppe Sarli, Joana T de Oliveira, Fatima Gärtner. 2104. Angiogenesis in Spontaneous Tumors and Implications for Comparative Tumor Biology (Review). The Scientific World Journal

Steven Arcand*, Keshav Sharma*, Ahmad N. Al-Dissi*, Virgilio J.J. Cadete1, Grzegorz Sawicki, Lynn P. Weber. 2013. Resveratrol protects against functional impairment and cardiac structural protein degradation induced by second hand smoke exposure. Can J Cardiol 29(10):1320-8

*: authors have equal contribution