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Dermatology

DERMATOLOGY CLINIC

OUR DERMATOLOGISTS SPECIALIZE IN THE DIAGNOSIS AND TREATMENT OF NONALLERGIC SKIN DISEASE

  • Skin infections (pyoderma due to Staphylococci and other bacteria, including the antibiotic-resistant strains, as well as dermatophytosis/ringworm, Malassezia dermatitis, other fungal infections, and viral skin diseases)
  • Parasitic skin diseases (demodicosis, scabies, lice, cheyletiellosis etc.)
  • Auto-immune skin diseases (pemphigus foliaceus, discoid lupus etc.)
  • Feet and footpads diseases (pododermatitis)
  • Nail disorders
  • Acute moist dermatitis ("Hot spots")
  • Acral lick dermatitis
  • Cutaneous drug reactions
  • Genetic/congenital skin diseases
  • Endocrine/metabolic skin diseases (Cushings disease, hypothyroidism, alopecia X)
  • Skin cancers (neoplasia) and cutaneous paraneoplastic syndromes
  • Working in consultation with referring practitioners and veterinary internal medicine/oncology specialists for the medical management of endocrine and neoplastic disorders

WE PERFORM THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURES

  • Skin biopsies (most biopsies do not require general anesthesia)
  • Skin cytology, including fine needle aspirate of skin masses
  • Skin bacterial culture and bacterial sensitivity testing
  • Skin fungal culture
  • Acetate tape preparation
  • Skin scraping, trichogram (hair plucking)
  • Wood’s lamp examination
  • Hormone level testing to evaluate hormonal causes of skin diseases
  • Multi-drug resistance ACBC1 (MDR1) genetic testing for avermectin sensitive breeds