Dr. Melanie Dickinson

Internal Medicine Specialist
Internal Medicine Department Chair


Location: Lakeshore Animal Health Partners in Mississauga, ON

Board Certification: Diplomate, ACVIM(SAIM)

Dr. Dickinson’s areas of interest include urology/nephrology, hematology, and immunology. More specifically, she is interested in the use of extracorporeal therapies to treat hematologic and immune-mediated disease and completed the UC Davis Hemodialysis Academy in 2020, an 18-month course which provides advanced training in extracorporeal therapies. She is also passionate about the use of minimally invasive urologic procedures and hopes to contribute to the expansion of this field in veterinary medicine. Her current research focuses on canine platelet function and platelet function testing in health and disease and resistance to antiplatelet therapy in canine patients.

She currently shares her home with two cats, Pumpkin and Oliver, the cutest troublemakers, and her dog Morty who is passionate about eating, cuddling and sleeping.


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM), Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Montreal (2008-2013)
  • Rotating Small Animal Internship, University of Montreal (2014)
  • Small Animal Internal Medicine Internship, DMV Veterinary Center in Montreal (2015)
  • Residency in Small Animal Internal Medicine, Ontario Veterinary College (2017-2020)
  • Residency-trained in Small Animal Internal Medicine
  • Board-Certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine (ACVIM)

Recent Publications:

  1. Llido M, Vachon C, Dickinson M, Beauchamp G, Dunn M. Transurethral cystoscopy in dogs with recurrent urinary tract infections: Retrospective study (2011-2018). J Vet Intern Med. 2020 Mar;34(2):790-796. doi: 10.1111/jvim.15728. Epub 2020 Feb 26. PMID: 32101339; PMCID: PMC7096649.