Takuo IshidaDVM, PhD, Dipl. JCVP
Dr. Takuo Ishida was born in 1950 in Tokyo as the first son of Prof. Kiichi Ishida, a veterinary pathologist at University of Tokyo. He graduated from International Christian University in 1973 with BA degree, then spent 3 years at Nippon Veterinary and Zootechnical College, and graduated with DVM degree in 1976. His graduate study was at University of Tokyo, and he obtained PhD in 1981 with pathogenesis studies of coronavirus infection. After working at Institute of Medical Science, University of Tokyo, as a research associate for 1 year, he studied abroad at University of California, Davis as a postdoctoral fellow. He joined Oncology Section at Department of Surgery, School of Veterinary Medicine, with Dr. Theilen and Dr. Pedersen as the sponsor professors, and studied molecular biology and immunology for a period of 3 years. He returned to Japan and became assistant professor of clinical pathology at Nippon Veterinary and Zootechnical College in 1985. He obtained the first Academic Award from Japanese Veterinary Medical Association with a feline AIDS research. He became a board certified pathologist and a member of Japanese College of Veterinary Pathologists (JCVP). He left the school as associate professor in 1998, and joined Akasaka Animal Hospital in Tokyo as the medical director. He founded Japanese Board of Veterinary Practitioners (JBVP) in 1998 and started nation-wide continuing education lecture series. He has been teaching approximately 1,000 young veterinarians every month by traveling from Hokkaido to Okinawa, or even in the eastern Asia including Taiwan, China and Korea. He served as the president of Japanese Animal Hospital Association (JAHA) for 4 years, and currently he is the president of JBVP as well as Japanese Veterinary cancer Society (JVCS) and Japanese Society of Feline Medicine (JSFM). His recent contributions to the small animal veterinary medicine include chapters in Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIV (Addie DD, Ishida T. 2009. Feline infectious peritonitis: therapy and prevention. In: Bonagura JD, Twedt DC (eds). Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIV. Saunders-Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri. pp.1295-1299.) and Ettinger-Feldman-Cote Internal Medicine (Ishida T. 2017. Lymph node aspiration and biopsy. Ettinger S, Feldman E, Cote E (eds). Textbook of Veterinary Internal Medicine 8th Ed. Saunders-Elsevier, St. Louis, Missouri. pp. 366-369). feline viral diseases, and his latest paper describes a new treatment of feline infectious peritonitis (Ishida, T et al. 2004. J Fel Med Surg). He has a large number of scientific publications on canine and feline diseases, including lymphomas, FIP, FeLV, FIV and immunologic diseases. His lectures cover a wide range of veterinary internal medicine, and he specializes in hematology, cytology, liver-GI system diseases, immunologic diseases, endocrine diseases and oncology.