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Jennifer Schissler, DVM, MS, DACVD

Veterinary Specialist

What is a veterinary dermatologist?

Veterinary dermatologists, after veterinary school, undergo a minimum of three years of additional supervised formalized training in the diagnosis and management of skin and ear conditions.  Upon completion of this training, and a research project and publication, they must pass a rigorous examination to become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD).To maintain their diplomate status, the dermatologist must continue attend continuing education conferences and/or publish peer reviewed literature in the field of dermatology.


Dr. Jennifer Schissler is a veterinary dermatologist with a passion for collaborating with clients and veterinarians to achieve the best outcomes for beloved dogs and cats with ear and skin conditions.  She earned her DVM degree at Colorado State University in 2005. Following a rotating internship at Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital and a three year residency  at The Ohio State University, she became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2009. After two years in private practice in Louisville, Kentucky, Jennifer was a faculty dermatologist and otologist at Colorado State University for 10 years. She has proudly trained 5 dermatology residents, authored book chapters and articles, and provides continuing education for veterinarians at international, national, and local events.

Jennifer is a Colorado native with family in the Greater Billings Area, and is excited to focus on her passion for clinical practice at Best Friends Animal Hospital and to create memorable experiences in Montana with her daughter and husband.

Learn more about Dermatology visits with Dr. Schissler here >

Dr. Jennifer Schissler DVM, MS, DACVD