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Dominique Griffon, DVM, MS, PhD, DECVS, DACVS

Dominique Griffon, DVM, MS, PhD, DECVS, DACVS

Associate Dean for Research, Professor Small Animal Surgery

College of Veterinary Medicine

Phone: 8433

Join year: January 2011

  • Education
    • DVM, Ecole National Veterinaire Alfort, France 1989
    • MS, University of Minnesota, USA 1992
    • DECVS, European College of Veterinary Surgeons 1996
    • DACVS, American College of Veterinary Surgeons 1997
    • PhD, University of Helsinki, Finland 2002
  • Professional Experience

    Dominique Griffon is a Professor in Small Animal Surgery and Associate Dean for Research at Western University of Health Sciences College of Veterinary Medicine. She has over 25 years of experience in veterinary education, training veterinary students in all aspects of small animal surgery. In her current role at WesternU, she oversees all research programs in the college, serves as program director for the veterinary scholars’ program and manages shared research resources in the college.

    Dr. Griffon is a clinician scientist with clinical and teaching experience in small animal soft tissue, orthopaedic and spinal surgery. Dr. Griffon has published over 90 research publications and given more than 400 invited and abstract presentations across the United States, Europe, Asia and South America. She is co-editor of the textbook on “Complications in Small Animal Surgery” (2nd Edition, 2016). She is the Editor-in-Chief of Veterinary Surgery, the official journal of the American and European Colleges of Veterinary Surgeons, and of the Veterinary Endoscopic Society.

  • Research Interest

    Clinical research interests focus primarily on the pathogenesis of canine cranial cruciate ligament disease and the arthroscopic management of elbow dysplasia. Dr. Griffon has established a score to predict the risk of CCLD in large dogs, based on conformation factors. She has also developed an arthroscopic technique to diagnose radio-ulnar incongruity in the canine elbow. The research methodology she uses most commonly include surgery, imaging modalities (radiology, computed tomography, DEXA), and gait analysis (force plate, pressure gait analysis, kinematics, inverse gait analysis). This line of research has consistently been minimally invasive and conducted on client-owned pets.

  • Publications

    Dr. Griffon has completed many publications over her career as both a clinician scientist and veterinary surgeon-- over 90 research publications, and more than 400 invited and abstract presentations across the Unived States, Europe, Asia and South America. Because these publications are too numerous to include in this limited space, some sources that display some examples of her publication may include (but are not limited to):



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