Dr Stijn Niessen

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Dr Stijn Niessen is a lecturer in Internal Medicine (Small Animals) at the Royal Veterinary College, University of London.

His other activities include:

  • European Veterinary Specialist Internal Medicine (Dip ECVIM-CA)
  • Researcher (PhD) at Diabetes Research Group, Medical School, University of Newcastle, United Kingdom and Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences, The Royal Veterinary College, University of London, United Kingdom
  • Endocrinology Consultant Veterinary Information Network (VIN)
  • Continuous Professional Development (CE) Internal Medicine and Endocrinology for The Royal Veterinary College, Veterinary Information Network and the British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA)
  • Journal reviewer
  • Editorial Board The Veterinary Times
  • Board Member European Society of Veterinary Endocrinology (ESVE)
  • Board Member and Chair Programme Committee Small Animal Medicine Society (SAMSOC) United Kingdom
  • Member Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), European College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ECVIM-CA), British Small Animal Veterinary Association (BSAVA), Small Animal Medicine Society (SAMSOC), European Society of Veterinary Endocrinology (ESVE), North East-England Stem Cell Institute (NESCI), European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), European Society for Gene and Cell Therapy (ESGCT)

Selected feline publications:

  • Evaluation of a Quality-of-Life Tool for Cats with Diabetes Mellitus. Niessen SJ, Powney S, Guitian J, Niessen AP, Pion PD, Shaw JA, Church DB. J Vet Intern Med. 2010 Sep-Oct;24(5):1098-105
  • Feline acromegaly: an essential differential diagnosis for the difficult diabetic. Niessen SJ. J Feline Med Surg. 2010 Jan;12(1):15-23
  • Feline acromegaly: an underdiagnosed endocrinopathy? Niessen SJ, Petrie G, Gaudiano F, Khalid M, Smyth JB, Mahoney P, Church DB.J Vet Intern Med. 2007 Sep-Oct;21(5):899-905
  • Validation and application of a radioimmunoassay for ovine growth hormone in the diagnosis of acromegaly in cats. Niessen SJ, Khalid M, Petrie G, Church DB. Vet Rec. 2007 Jun 30;160(26):902-7
  • Generalised lymphadenomegaly associated with methimazole treatment in a hyperthyroid cat. Niessen SJ, Voyce MJ, de Villiers L, Hargreaves J, Blunden AS, Syme HM. J Small Anim Pract. 2007 Mar;48(3):165-8
  • Coarse fractionated radiation therapy for pituitary tumours in cats: a retrospective study of 12 cases. Brearley MJ, Polton GA, Littler RM, Niessen SJ. Vet Comp Oncol. 2006 Dec;4(4):209-17