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 exposure to ergot alkaloids on the vasculature and the mechanisms of these effects. His research tem 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 metallothioneins in the diseased liver of dogs, cats and horses and their relation to liver regeneration, inflammation, fibrosis and bile duct proliferation.


Al-Dissi AN,  Philibert H, 2011.  “A case of biphasic mesothelioma with osseous and chondromatous differentiation in a cat.” Canadian Veterinary Journal.  52(5): 534-6.

Weber LP, Al-Dissi AN, Marit JS, German TN, Terletski SD, 2011.  “Role of carbon monoxide in impaired endothelial function mediated by acute second-hand tobacco, incense, and candle smoke exposures.”  Environmental Toxicology and Pharmacology. 31(3): 453-9

Al-Dissi AN, Weber LP, 2011.  “Resveratrol preserves cardiac function, but does not prevent endothelial dysfunction or pulmonary inflammation after environmental tobacco smoke exposure.”  Food and Chemical Toxicology.  49(7): 1584-91

Al-Dissi AN, Blakley BR, Woodbury MR, 2011.  “Selenium toxicosis in a white-tailed deer herd.”  Canadian Veterinary Journal.  52(1): 70-3.