Dermatology involves the treatment of skin diseases.
Skin problems are one of the most common reasons that clients bring their pets to the vet.
Problems can vary from straight forward infestations through to allergies and immune mediated skin diseases.
The “beauty” of skin disease, from a dermatologists point of view, is that the symptoms are clearly visible and include pustules, scabs, rashes and hairloss.
Lots of skin diseases present with similar symptoms and to achieve a diagnosis tests are often necessary.
Common tests performed include skin scrapes, tape strips, swabs, biopsies and blood tests.
Through doing these a diagnosis is usually reached and we can then start treatment.
There is nothing more satisfying for pet, owner and vet than seeing a patient a few weeks into treatment and being able to physically see an improvement!
Read Holsten Skin Disease Success Story - the amazing story of the dog featured in the photos on this page
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