Stephen Waisglass

Dr Waisglass
Dr Waisglass

Dr. Stephen Waisglass is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD). He is a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) and obtained a Certificate in Small Animal Dermatology from the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons in the UK. He subsequently did his ACVD dermatology residency at the OVC.

Dr. Waisglass is very involved with continuing education at all levels. He is an Adjunct Professor at the OVC, and teaches the dermatology course to the vet students there. He was an educator for OVC’s 2 ACVD residents and was the mentor for another ACVD resident who went on to quickly pass her dermatology boards. Dr Waisglass is a past member of the education committee of the ACVD and a member of the executive committee for the Canadian Academy of Veterinary Dermatology (CAVD).

He is an advising dermatology consultant for veterinarians on the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) internet site (helps veterinarians with difficult skin cases) and lectures internationally in the field, with speaking engagements in Europe and from coast to coast in North America. Dr. Waisglass has published numerous journal and textbook articles on various topics in veterinary dermatology.

When not working, he enjoys skiing, tennis and spending time with his wife, children and their Golden Retriever, “Penny”, who is a certified St John’s ambulance therapy dog.


  • DVM, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, ON (1983)
  • BSc (Physiology), University of Toronto, ON (1978)

Advanced Clinical Training

Residency, Ontario Veterinary College and Clinical Instructor (2001-2006) Certificate, Small Animal Dermatology (CertSAD), Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, 1994 (MRCVS 1994)

Adjunct Professor, Ontario Veterinary College, Department of Clinical Studies, University of Guelph (current)


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology (2007)


Prevalence of Methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) from skin and carriage sites of dogs after treatment of their methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive staphylococcal pyoderma. Beck, KB, Waisglass SE, Dick H, Weese JS. Veterinary Dermatology 2012; 23: 369-67.

  • Vasculitis, Cutaneous. Veterinary Clinical Advisor ( 2011)
  • Cornification Disorders. Veterinary Clinical Advisor (2011)
  • Zinc Responsive dermatosis. Veterinary Clinical Advisor (2011)
  • Alopecia, Feline. Veterinary Clinical Advisor (2011)
  • Pruritus possibly associated with a portosystemic shunt in a bichon frise puppy. Canadian Veterinary Journal 2006
  • Misdiagnoses of Psychogenic Dermatology. DVM in focus, 2006
  • Underlying medical conditions in cats with presumptive psychogenic alopecia. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association 2006
  • Hypothyroid workshop – Advances in Veterinary Dermatology 5
  • Evaluation of the clinical efficacy of marbofloxacin (Zeniquin) tablets for the treatment of canine pyoderma: an open clinical trial. Veterinary Dermatology 2001
  • An SLE-Like Syndrome in a Cat. Journal of Veterinary Allergy and Clinical Immunology 1996
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Dermatological conditions in dogs and cats are very common; in fact, they are one of the most common reasons dogs present to their family veterinarian. There are many different skin diseases recognized in the dog and cat. Many conditions look almost identical, making dermatology a very challenging specialty. A thorough history and subtle clinical differences will aid in the diagnosis and treatment of these often frustrating disorders.

Our board-certified veterinary dermatologists have special training in diagnosing and treating skin and ear disorders. Allergies, both environmental and food, are the most common disorders dealt with by veterinary dermatologists. Our highly experienced doctors focus on getting to the root of your pet’s skin disorder, while utilizing various treatments to keep them as comfortable as possible while addressing the underlying cause.

To book an appointment with one of our dermatology departments please contact your family veterinarian to assist you.

For more information on the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, please click here.

Dermatology services provided at the 404 include:

  • Allergic Dermatitis
  • Intradermal Allergy Testing
  • Skin Infections (bacterial, fungal)
  • Ear Diseases
  • Video Otoscopy
  • Immune-Mediated Disease
  • Parasitic Skin Disease
  • Paw and Nail Disorders
  • Nasal Disorders
  • Skin Cancers and Skin Manifestations of Internal Disease
404 Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital

510 Harry Walker Parkway South

Newmarket, ON L3Y 0B3

Main: 905-953-1933

Fax: 905-953-8845

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    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

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