Complications of the skin and ears are among the most common reasons for veterinary office visits. The skin is considered the largest organ in the body, and problems with it can leave your pet feeling uncomfortable and distressed. This can cause you as an owner to feel concerned with your pet's constant scratching, licking, and general unease. These are all symptoms associated with most dermatological issues. Animals are susceptible to a variety of skin disorders including allergies, ectoparasites, infections, hereditary and congenital diseases, chronic ear infections, autoimmune skin diseases, endocrine (hormonal) disorders, and skin cancer.
Our goal is to make a specific diagnosis and recommend a treatment plan that is both cost-effective and in the best interest of your pet's long-term health. There are hundreds of different skin diseases in dogs and cats and many of these diseases look very much alike, with only subtle differences in clinical picture and historical backgrounds. Our doctors are trained to focus on these differences and pursue a direct and cost effective diagnostic work-up followed by appropriate and effective treatment.