Dermatology

All board-certified veterinary dermatologists are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. To become a specialist, a veterinarian must: complete a one-year internship in small animal surgery and medicine at a multi-specialty veterinary hospital; complete two to three years in a veterinary dermatology residency; and pass a rigorous, multi-day examination in order to prove competency in all areas of veterinary dermatology.

Atopic Dermatitis

Atopic dermatitis is an itchy skin disease of dogs and cats. Atopy is the term used in veterinary medicine for the disease condition caused by allergies to environmental substances.Atopic dermatitis is an itchy skin disease of dogs and cats. Atopy is the term used in veterinary medicine for the disease condition caused by allergies to environmental substances. These substances, called "allergens", may be pollens, plant or animal fibers, house dust, or molds.

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Demodicosis

Demodicosis is an overgrowth of demodex mites on your pet. Demodex mites are normal skin inhabitants that live in your pet’s hair follicles but are usually so low in number that you cannot tell they are there. When these mites over multiply, they cause hair loss and secondary bacterial infections. Demodicosis can affect both dogs and cats. Read more about Demodicosis

Pyoderma

Your pet’s skin, like your skin, is composed of different layers. Pyoderma is a bacterial infection of the skin. This infection has the possibility of penetrating through the first layer of skin (called the epidermis) and infecting the underlying layers. Superficial pyodermas are in the skin near its surface, and characterized by circular crusty lesions or red pimples. Deep pyodermas occur when bacteria invade beyond the hair follicle. Deep pyoderma is characterized by a pus build-up that can be expressed from the skin lesions. Read more about Pyoderma