Dr. Fiona James, Assistant Professor, DVM, MSc, DVSc, Dip ACVIM (Neurology)

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Fiona James earned a Master's degree in Neuroscience at the University of Western Ontario before completing her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) degree at the Ontario Veterinary College. After an internship in Michigan, she returned to the OVC for both a residency in Neurology and a Doctor of Veterinary Science degree. From 2009 to 2011, she was an adjunct faculty member at OVC and a veterinary neurology specialist working at several private practices in Ontario and the U.S. She joined the OVC Neurology Service in 2011. Her research interests include comparative epilepsy, canine epilepsy, electroencephalography, encephalitides, degenerative diseases, and neuroimaging. Currently, she directs the Comparative Epilepsy Program with active projects examining details of canine electroencephalography and electroclinical epileptic syndromes.

Research Interests

Epilepsy, Electroencephalography, Neuro-imaging

Selected Publications

James, F. M. K., da Costa, R. C., Fauber, A., Peregrine, A. S., McEwen, B., Parent, J. M., & Bergman, R. (2012). Clinical and MRI findings in three dogs with polycystic meningiomas. Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association, 48(5), 331-338. http://doi.org/10.5326/JAAHA-MS-5774

James, F. M. K., Allen, D. G., Bersenas, A. M. E., Grovum, W. L., Kerr, C. L., Monteith, G., et al. (2011). Investigation of the use of three electroencephalographic electrodes for long-term electroencephalographic recording in awake and sedated dogs. American Journal of Veterinary Research, 72(3), 384-390. http://doi.org/10.2460/ajvr.72.3.384

Caines, D., Pinard, C. L., Kruth, S., Orr, J., & James, F. (2011). Autonomic dysfunction in a Jack Russell terrier. The Canadian Veterinary Journal La Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne, 52(3), 297-299.

James, F. M. K., & Poma, R. (2010). Neurological manifestations of feline cuterebriasis. The Canadian Veterinary Journal La Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne, 51(2), 213-215.

Weese, J. S., Poma, R., James, F., Buenviaje, G., Foster, R., & Slavic, D. (2009). Staphylococcus pseudintermedius necrotizing fasciitis in a dog. The Canadian Veterinary Journal La Revue Vétérinaire Canadienne, 50(6), 655-656.