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Weisse, Chick, VMD, DACVS

Staff Doctor; Head of Interventional Radiology

Dr. Chick Weisse completed his small animal surgical residency training at the Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2002. He then pursued advanced training through a customized fellowship in Interventional Radiology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania in 2003. He held dual appointments in surgery and radiology as an Assistant Professor at both the veterinary and human hospitals (UPenn) before coming to the Animal Medical Center in 2009 as staff surgeon and Head of the Interventional Radiology Service. Educational interests include expanding minimally invasive veterinary interventional radiology (IR) techniques through describing new procedures and training veterinarians.  Research interests include IR techniques for non-resectable and metastatic cancers, palliative stenting for malignant obstructions, vascular anomalies such as portosystemic shunts, and stenting for tracheal collapse.

Board Certifications

  • Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Surgeons, 2003

Education

  • BA - Boston University, Boston, MA, 1992
  • VMD - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1998

Postgraduate Training

  • Internship in Small Animal Medicine - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 1999
  • Residency in Surgery - University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, 2002

Research Interests

  • Interventional management of nonresectable cancer (embolization, palliative stenting, regional tumor therapy and drug delivery, ablation)
  • Tracheal collapse and stenting
  • Interventional management of vascular conditions including portosystemic shunts, arteriovenous malformations, thrombosis/thrombectomy
  • Endourology and interventional techniques involving the urinary tract
  • Expanding the use of interventional techniques in veterinary medicine through training and procedure development/description

Publications

  • Weisse C, Berent A. Prospective evaluation of a one-stage esophageal balloon dilation feeding tube for benign esophageal strictures in dogs: Initial results, VES 2015.
  • Weisse C, Berent A. Prospective evaluation of a one-stage esophageal balloon dilation feeding tube for benign esophageal strictures in dogs: Initial results, ACVIM 2015 (POSTER).
  • Berent A, Weisse C, Schattner M, et al. Use of ERCP for the treatment of EHBDO in dogs and cats, VES 2015
  • Berent A, Weisse C, Schattner M, et al. Use of ERCP for the treatment of EHBDO in dogs and cats, ACVIM 2015 (POSTER)
  • Pavia P, Berent A, Weisse C, et al. Treatment of canine benign ureteral obstruction using ureteral stents, ACVIM 2015
  • Pavia P, Berent A, Weisse C, et al. Treatment of canine benign ureteral obstruction using ureteral stents, VES 2015
  • Weisse C. Veterinary interventional oncology: From concept to clinic. The Veterinary Journal 205(2): 198-203, 2015.
  • Wojick KB, Berent AC, Weisse C, et al. Extracorporeal shock-wave lithotripsy and endoscopic ureteral stent placement in an Asian small-clawed otter with nephrolithiasis. Journal of Zoo and Wildlife Medicine 46(2): 345-349, 2015.
  • Berent A, Weisse C, Schattner M, et al. Initial experience with endoscopic retrograde biliary stenting for treatment of extrahepatic bile duct obstruction in dogs. Journal Am Vet Med Assoc 246(4): 436-446, 2015.
  • Kuntz J, Berent A, Weisse C., et al. Double pigtail ureteral stenting and renal pelvic lavage for renal-sparing treatment of obstructive pyonephrosis in dogs: 13 cases (2008 2012) J Am Vet Med Assoc 246(2): 216-225, 2015.
  • Steinhaus J, Berent AC, Weisse C, et al. Clinical presentation and outcome of cats with circumcaval ureters associated with a ureteral obstruction. JVIM. 2015; 29(1): 63 70.
  • Culp WT, Weisse C, Berent AC, et al. Early tumor response to IA or IV administration of carboplatin to treat naturally occurring lower urinary tract carcinoma in dogs. JVIM. 2015; 29(3): 900-907.
  • Veterinary Image-Guided Interventions, textbook (Co-editor) published by Wiley-Blackwell 2015 Chapters:
    • Epistaxis embolization (Weisse)
    • Intraluminal Tracheal Stenting (Weisse)
    • Portosystemic shunt embolization (Weisse)
    • Hepatic arteriovenous malformations (Weisse)
    • Liver tumor/Metastases (Weisse)
    • Urethral stenting (Weisse)
    • Intra-arterial chemotherapy infusion (Weisse)
    • Percutaneous perineal approach in male dogs (Weisse)
    • Vascular access (Weisse)
    • Hemorrhage embolization (Weisse)
    • Thrombectomy and Thrombolysis (Dunn M, Weisse C)
    • Peripheral AV fistulas and vascular malformations (Weisse)
    • Cardiac tumor palliation (Weisse C, Scansen B)