There are hundreds of known skin conditions that can affect pets, which can manifest in their skin, ears, hair, and/or nails, and negatively affect their quality of life. Memphis Veterinary Specialists offers the expertise of an ACVD board-certified pet dermatologist who can diagnose and treat a wide range of chronic and inflammatory skin conditions in pets. These include infectious skin diseases, dander-related disorders, congenital skin diseases, hormone-related skin diseases, and a number of other conditions.
Our veterinary dermatologists have completed advanced training at one of the most foremost veterinary dermatology universities in the world. Therefore, you can be confident that your pet will be well treated while in their care. The mission of our dermatology department is to make and keep pets healthy using cutting-edge care, with the utmost compassion.
Pet Dermatology Services
The following is a list of our advanced pet dermatology services in Memphis, which can aid in the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders:
- Intradermal allergy testing*
- Allergen specific immunotherapy
- Cytological techniques
- Cutaneous (skin) test
- CT scan evaluation of the middle ear
*Intradermal skin testing is the most reliable test in dogs and cats for allergy testing, as it allows us to test for dozens of pet allergens. Food items, dander, weeds, and trees are just a few of the many elements that can pose as allergens for your companion.
What to Expect at Your Pet’s Dermatology Visit
At the start of your pet’s dermatology visit to Memphis Veterinary Specialists, we will ask a series of questions to get some background information to aid in the diagnosis of his condition. We then use one of the aforementioned diagnostic options in our laboratory to determine the cause of your pet’s skin condition.
Once the cause is determined, we can develop a treatment plan. Treatment can include using a prescription medication or shampoo/conditioner, an ear flush, allergy vaccines, or simply changing your pet’s environment. We mix all pet allergy vaccines in-house, which allows for faster, more affordable refills. If we determine that long-term treatment is required for an incurable condition, we can work collaboratively with your regular veterinarian to customize a plan to meet your pet’s needs.