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Agatha Kisiel, Surgery


Dr. Agatha Kisiel is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons who practices a variety of orthopaedic, soft tissue, neurologic, oncologic, and minimally invasive surgery at the 404 Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital. Dr. Kisiel obtained her veterinary degree at the Ontario Veterinary College in 2007 and completed a small animal rotating internship at the Atlantic Veterinary College (AVC) in PEI the year after. Following her internship year, she remained at the AVC where she completed her small animal surgical residency. Dr. Kisiel successfully obtained ACVS board certification in 2012. During her residency, Dr. Kisiel also completed a Master’s of Science degree program with her research focused on canine mesenchymal stem cells; her research findings were presented at the 2011 ACVS Veterinary Symposium and her work published in the American Journal of Veterinary Research.

Dr. Kisiel is also passionate about cycling, kiteboarding, and travelling with friends and family. Her two cats Coach Nolan and Miss Kitty keep her company at home.


  • DVM, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph (2007)
  • MSc, Atlantic Veterinary College, University of Prince Edward Island (2011)

Advanced Clinical Training

  • Rotating Small Animal Medicine and Surgery Internship, Atlantic Veterinary College (2007-2008)
  • Small Animal Surgery Residency, Atlantic Veterinary College (2007-2011)

Areas of Special Interest

  • Practices a variety of orthopaedic and soft tissue surgery, but has a special interest in abdominal, oncologic, and neurologic surgery.


  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2012


  • Isolation, characterization and in-vitro proliferation of canine mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow, adipose tissue, muscle and periosteum, Kisiel AH, McDuffee LA, Masaoud E, Bailey TR, Esparza Gonzalez BP, Nino-Fong R.  American Journal of Veterinary Research, 2012; 73(8):1305-17.
  • Maximizing the use of minimally invasive surgery in small animals: laparoscopy and thoracoscopy.  In: Small Animal Veterinary Rounds 2013; 1(8).
  • Association between methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius carriage and the development of surgical site infections following tibial plateau leveling osteotomy in dogs. Nazarali A, Singh A, Moens NM, Gatineau M, Sereda C, Fowler D, Kim SE, Kisiel A, Reynolds D, Ringwood BR, Bruce CW, Gibson TW, Rousseau J, Weese JS. J Am Vet Med Assoc. 2015 Oct 15;247(8):909-16. doi: 10.2460/javma.247.8.909.
  • Bilateral laryngeal paralysis in a dog secondary to laryngeal osseous metaplasia. Skelding AM, Kisiel A, Essman S, Rutland BE. Can Vet J. 2016 Feb;57(2):157-9.
Dr Kisiel

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