A vast number of skin disorders can affect pets. These disorders may be the result of an infectious or non-infectious disease, parasitic infestation, or allergic reaction. Because many of these skin diseases bear close symptomatic resemblance to one another, proper diagnoses and treatment often requires the consultation of a veterinarian with special interest in this area.
At Animal Medical Hospital & 24 Hour Urgent Care, we offer a wide range of dermatological diagnostics, including:
- Skin scrape
- Fungal and bacterial cultures
- Allergy testing—both serum and intradermal
While all of our veterinarians can help you understand your pet's dermatological issues, Dr. Susan Coe has a deep interest in dermatology and has been working with dermatological cases for the past 30 years. She is always willing to take on new dermatology cases and will help you uncover the reason for your pet's skin issues.
Diagnosing the cause of skin problems can be like detective work—ruling out one possibility at a time. We use a methodical approach to be certain of the root cause, and we try simple solutions before ordering more expensive diagnostics and treatments.
We want the resolution and management of a chronic skin problem to be rewarding for the pet, owner, and veterinarian.
We always obtain an extensive history from you, in addition to performing a physical and a dermatological exam of your pet.
Skin diseases can be frustrating for pet owners because some can only be managed and not resolved. In these cases, we will need to see your pet on a routine basis for follow-up care and continued treatment.
If your pet is suffering with skin issues, call us today to schedule a dermatology appointment.