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Vassiliki G. Tsioli

Associate Professor

Animal Surgery


Research interests

• Management of skin defects in the cat. • Myocutaneous flaps in cats. • Regenerative surgery in ovine tendinopathies. • Effects of various agents in the healing process in canine and feline skin.


Curriculum vitae

Dr. Vassiliki Tsioli is Associate professor in “Animal Surgery”, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Thessaly.

For the last 14 years she teaches undergraduate students (6th-10th semesters) in the Faculty as well as postgraduate students. She has trained 33 postgraduate students in soft tissue surgery and diagnostic imaging (in Postgraduate clinical training course of the Department of Surgery) and was the supervisor of 7 of them. She is supervising 2 PhD theses and she is a member of the advisory committee of 2 more PhD theses.

She has published 95 studies: 30 research articles (including clinical research and case report articles), 28 review articles, 30 abstracts in proceedings of scientific meetings, 3 book chapters, 2 teaching notes for students and 2 book chapters’ translations. She has participated with 66 lectures and announcements in national and international congresses. She has participated in 6 scientific committees in national congresses. She is a referee in 9 scientific journals. Impact factor of publications: 44.4. Citations of publications (not including self-citations): 214. h-index: 8.

Full curriculum vitae



  • Principles of Animal Surgery and animal Ophthalmology
  • Diagnostic imaging
  • Soft tissue surgery
  • Practical Training in Anesthesiology, Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging I
  • Practical Training in Anesthesiology, Surgery and Diagnostic Imaging IΙ
  • Tumors in small animals

Selected Publications

1. Comparative evaluation of metallic skin staples or polypropylene sutures for primary closure of teat wounds in sheep. V. Tsioli, S.A. Spanos, D. Bikiaris, I. Grigoriadou, M.S. Barbagianni, G.C. Fthenakis, L.G. Papazoglou, A.I. Sideri, A.D. Galatos. New Zealand Veterinary Journal. Sep;67(5):234-240, 2019.
2. Experimental study for evaluation of the efficacy of a biofilm-embedded bacteria-based vaccine against Staphylococcus chromogenes-associated mastitis in sheep. G.C Fthenakis, N. Vasileiou, P.J. Cripps, K.S. Ioannidi, A. Katsafadou, D. Chatzopoulos, M.S. Barbagianni, V. Tsioli, E. Dermisiadou, E. Karavanis, N. Papadopoulos, D. Lianou, V.S. Mavrogianni, E. Petinaki. Vet Microbiol 2019 Dec;239:108480. doi: 10.1016/j.vetmic.2019.108480.
3. Complete surgical excision versus Penrose drainage for the treatment of elbow hygroma in 19 dogs. E. Tzimtzimis1, L. Papazoglou, M. Patsikas, V. Tsioli, V. Kouti, A. Konstantinidis and T. Rallis. J Small Anim Pract 2020 Apr;61(4):230-235. doi: 10.1111/jsap.13117
4. Transdiaphragmatic gastrotomy for the extraction of distal esophageal foreign bodies in 13 Dogs (1997-2016). A. Delligianni, L.G. Papazoglou, I. Savvas, G. Kazakos, M. Patsikas, V. Tsioli, K. Chatzimisios, V. Angellou, S. Liakouras, T. Rallis. J Am Anim Hosp Assoc 2020; 56:17–22. DOI 10.5326/JAAHA-MS-6971)
5. Liver lobe torsion in a cat with diaphragmatic hernia. V. Tsioli, E. Flouraki, I. Mavraki, C. Venieris, T. Zacharopoulou. Vet Rec Case Rep 2020; 0: e001113. doi:10.1136/vetreccr-2020-001113