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The Dermatologists at Animal Specialty Center are here for you and your pet. We understand how overwhelming this process can be. Your pet is in good hands with our caring Dermatology team. Learn more about our veterinary Dermatologists below.
Skin Infections: Itching, scratching, biting at the skin, excessive shedding and hair loss, excessive scaling (dandruff), odor, redness, crusting (scabs), erosions, and ulcerations.
Allergic Skin Diseases: Scratching, licking and biting, skin thickening, hair loss, redness or blackness of worst affected areas, skin and ear infection, crusting and erosions, vomiting, and diarrhea (more common with food allergy).
Ear Infections: Odors, debris, discomfort, itch, sensitivity, hearing loss, head tilt, loss of balance, and ascending infection
Skin Cancers: Masses or tumors that do not respond to management for other skin diseases, itchiness, redness, excessive scaling (dandruff), hair loss, lethargy, inappetence, vomiting, diarrhea, and any change to existing masses and tumors -especially sudden changes such as color, shape, or size.
Immune-Mediated & Auto-Immune Skin Disease: Redness, hair loss, skin thickening, papules or pustules, erosions, and ulcerations (may occur after pustules or appear to develop without), lethargy, inappetence, vomiting, and diarrhea.
A veterinary dermatologist is a veterinarian who can diagnose and manage animals with disorders affecting the skin and associated organs, such as ears, nails, and hair coat. A dermatologist is also the specialist for diagnosing and managing allergies in veterinary medicine. Training involves completing four years of veterinary school, a one-year internship, and a two to three-year residency in veterinary dermatology. In the United States, currently, fewer than 500 board-certified veterinary dermatologists are Diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.
Skin and ear problems are the most common reason people seek veterinary care for their pets. Unfortunately, many veterinary skin diseases can be complicated to differentiate due to their similar symptoms. Veterinary dermatologists are trained to identify subtle differences in the presentation and history of the disease and utilize diagnostic procedures to provide your pet with an accurate diagnosis. This is essential for effective long-term management through tailored treatment to the individual patient.