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DERMATOLOGY

Our veterinarian has extensive experience in the diagnosis and management of diseases affecting an animal's skin, ears, feet, hair coat, as well as allergies. We have experience in treating all aspects of skin disease, ear infections, and allergies. Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care in an environment that makes both you and your companion animal comfortable. For many cases, there is long-term follow-up required, so a relationship with good communication is very important. We look forward to helping you and your companion animal as we understand how distressing skin and ear conditions can be for you and your pet.

OUR DERMATOLOGY & ALLERGY SERVICE IS ABLE TO DIAGNOSE AND TREAT A VARIETY OF CONDITIONS, INCLUDING:

Bacterial Skin Infections
Fungal/Yeast Skin Infections
Food Allergies
Environmental Allergies (Atopy)
Endocrine/Metabolic Skin Disease
Acral Lick Dermatitis
Auto-immune Skin Disease
Drug Reactions
Genetic/Congenital Skin Diseases
Alopecia (hair loss)
Ear Disease
Flea Allergy Dermatitis
Pododermatitis (Foot Disease)
Acute Moist Dermatitis (“Hot Spots”)
Skin Cancer
Ectoparasitic Diseases (i.e., fleas, ticks, mites, lice)


DIAGNOSTIC TESTS INCLUDE:

Skin Scrapings
Impression Smears
Acetate Tape Preparations
Otoscopy
Myringotomy
Ear Cytology
Skin Cytology
Trichograms
Flea Combing
Skin Biopsies/Histology
Wood’s Lamp
Fungal Cultures/Preparations
Bacterial Cultures (ear/skin)
Blood Work (thyroid panels, sex hormone panels, etc)
Fine Needle Aspirates
Imaging ( Radiographs and Ultrasonography)
Food Elimination Diet
Digital Photographs (monitor disease)


PROCEDURES INCLUDE:

Otoscopy/Ear Flushes
Skin Mass Removal
Long-term planning for medical management of allergies
Nail Trimmings
Anal Sac Expression