VETERINARY DERMATOLOGYSkin and ear diseases can have a significant impact on your pet's quality of life -- and are often difficult to diagnose and manage.
Veterinary dermatologists diagnose and treat cats and dogs with benign and malignant disorders of the skin, mouth, hair, and nails. These specialists have expertise in a wide variety of advanced diagnostic testing procedures such as microscopic examinations of skin biopsy specimens, allergy tests, cytological smears, and pathology.
Veterinary dermatological treatment methods such as cryosurgery, laser surgery, nail surgery, excisional surgery, biopsy techniques, and externally applied or injected medications may resolve the following ailments:
- Infectious or non-Infectious skin disease: yeast or bacterial infections
- Parasitic skin disease: skin mites, Demodex mange, and scabies
- Autoimmune diseases: systemic lupus, erythematous, and pemphigous skin problems
- Allergy and allergy-induced skin diseases: internal malignancy and hepatocutaneous syndrome.
A veterinary dermatologist is a licensed veterinarian with extensive training in dermatology and who has been board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD). WestVet is delighted to offer the services of Dr. Andrea Cannon, board certified Veterinary Dermatologist
Our team will recommend a treatment plan that is both cost-effective and conducive to your pet’s long-term health. Regardless of how long your pet’s condition has been present, we will work with you to find a solution.