Our dermatology department is led by an Advanced Practitioner with a wealth of experience.

We are able to take referrals from first opinion veterinary practitioners for in-depth investigations and treatments that are usually carried out on the same day in order to minimise disruption for clients as much as possible.

Once a long term treatment plan has been established, patients can benefit from re-examinations with us or cases can be referred back to the original veterinary surgeon for ongoing management of the case.

Common cases for referral include:

- Alopecia

- Acral lick dermatitis

- Dermatological manifestations of internal disease

- Otitis

- Parasitic dermatoses

- Pruritus – intradermal allergy testing

- Scaling, crusting and ulcerating disorders

- Claw diseases

- Pododermatitis 

We investigate cases using a range of methods including intradermal skin testing, cytology, culture and sensitivity allergy investigation, punch and excisional biopsies and CT scans. 

Alongside standard treatments, we use immunotherapy and photodynamic (blue light) therapy to improve the patient's condition.