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Jennifer Schissler, DVM, DACVN

Board Certification

  • American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) Dermatology, 2009


  • Residency in Dermatology, 2009
  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine, 2006
  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine, Colorado State University, 2005
  • , The Ohio State University, 2009

Current Professional Activities

  • Dr. Schissler enjoys practicing dermatology and otology at Best Friends Animal Hospital in Billings, Montana within a team of primary and urgent care veterinarians.
  • She particularly enjoys creating practical educational content to bolster veterinarians’ confidence and enjoyment of managing dermatology cases.

Past Professional Activities

  • Two years of practice in Louisville, Kentucky.
  • Clinical faculty member at Colorado State University where she held a clinical, teaching, and research appointment for 10 years and proudly mentored 5 residents. 
  • Served as member and chair of the ACVD Exam Committee.
  • She is currently serving on the ACVD Credentials Committee.

Special Interests

  • Otology, infection control, and practical dermatohistopathology, cytology and microbiology. Most of all, I love collaborating with veterinarians and pet owners to provide relief to dogs and cats with the very worst of presentations.

Family Life

  • Dr. Schissler has a husband and a delightful daughter.


  • Travel, hiking, searching for beautiful rocks, observing wildlife, drinking good coffee, and learning to ski.

Favorite Quote

  • “Like iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another”

What I like most about VIN

  • I’ve accessed VIN every day as a student or veterinarian for 20 years and I continue to benefit from the collective experience of the VIN community.