Finding the cause, not just treating the symptoms

Few things are as annoying as a pet that spends a lot of time chewing, itching, licking or scratching. Those behaviors can be symptomatic of a dermatologic disorder that’s not only annoying, but also affecting your pet’s quality of life.

The Dermatology department at MedVet specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the skin and coat, including the nose, ears, nails and footpads. Experts in their  fields, our board-certified veterinary dermatologists work closely with clients and primary care veterinarians in developing a treatment plan that is best for each individual pet’s health needs.

MedVet veterinary dermatologists work to find the cause of the problem—not just treat the symptoms. And, as with all our specialties, our team works with your family veterinarian to help your pet live well and comfortably.

Commonly Treated Dermatology Conditions in Dogs and Cats

Our veterinary dermatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of skin and ear diseases in companion animals including:

  • Alopecia (Hair loss)
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Atypical mycobacterial infections
  • Autoimmune skin disease
  • Bacterial, fungal or viral infections
  • Chronic itching
  • Ear infections
  • Endocrine (hormone) conditions, including hypothyroidism, hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s Disease) and adrenal sex hormone alopecias
  • Feline miliary dermatitis
  • Food allergy
  • Footpad abnormalities
  • Hereditary problems
  • Hormonal issues
  • Inflammatory skin problems in cats (EGC)
  • Keratinization defects
  • Nail and nailbed diseases
  • Parasitic conditions including fleas, Demodex, Sarcoptes and Cheyletiella
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin infections
  • Yeast infections

Diagnostic Tests

  • Allergy Testing
  • Bacterial Cultures and Susceptibility Testing
  • CT Scans
  • Cytology
  • Fungal Cultures
  • Genetic Testing
  • Skin Biopsies
  • Superficial and Deep Skin Scrapings
  • Video Otoscopy and Ear Flushing

The majority of our patients have some form of allergic skin disease characterized by itchy skin and chronic ear infections. Causes include pollens, molds, human and pet dander, dust mites, food and fleas.