Sheila Torres, DVM, MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVD

Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

Sheila Torres

Contact Info

Professor, Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

College of Veterinary Medicine


PhD, University of Minnesota

DVM, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

MS, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Summary

Dr. Sheila Torres completed a residency and PhD at the University of Minnesota. She is currently a Full Professor and Head of the Dermatology Service at this Institution. Dr. Torres has published over 30 peer-reviewed articles and lectured worldwide. Her research areas of interest are atopic dermatitis, skin microbiome and antimicrobial peptides. She is the co-author of a recently released canine and feline dermatology drug handbook and was a co-editor of the Veterinary Dermatology journal. Dr. Torres received the American College of Veterinary Dermatology Award for Excellence for Outstanding Contributions to Science and Education.

Awards & Recognition

  • Received the Frank Kral Award for outstanding achievements and dedicated service to the veterinary profession and specialty of veterinary dermatology by the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology – 2019.
  • Received the American College of Veterinary Dermatology Award for Excellence for Outstanding Contributions to Science and Education, 2014
  • Received the Excellence in Course Coordination Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to student learning through excellence in course coordination, 2011
  • Received the MVMA’s Outstanding Faculty Award for providing outstanding contributions to the veterinary profession as well as students, animal patients and colleagues at the college, 2011
  • Received the Outstanding Faculty Award for providing outstanding service to faculty, staff and students at the College of Veterinary Medicine, 2010
  • Received the Excellence in Course Coordination Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to student learning through excellence in course coordination, 2009
  • Received a teaching incentive award by the College of Vet. Medicine, 2000

Professional Associations

  • American Veterinary Medical Association
  • The American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology
  • The American College of Veterinary Dermatology
  • International Society of Veterinary Dermatohistopathology
  • Phi Zeta

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Pathogenesis and therapy of canine and feline atopic dermatitis
  • Skin Microbiome
  • Antimicrobial Peptides

Publications

For a listing of recent publications, refer to PubMed, a service provided by the National Library of Medicine.

Teaching

Teaching Areas

Skin disorders of dogs, cats, horses, cattle, sheep, goats and pigs

Clinical

Board Certifications

Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Clinical Interests

Dermatologic skin disorders of all domesticated species