Pet Owners


The Dermatology service relates to the diagnosis and treatment of skin, ear and paw disorders.


Allergies are an important cause of dermatological problems in dogs and cats and we have a particular expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disease.

Dermatological conditions are common in cats and dogs; and although some can be straightforward, others are very difficult to diagnose accurately without a detailed investigation involving sophisticated equipment and a great deal of experience and expertise. In order to select the most appropriate form of treatment, it is essential that a correct diagnosis is made. Your veterinary surgeon may therefore recommend that your pet is seen by a Specialist.

Our Specialist Consultant has a range of sophisticated diagnostic tools available, including intradermal testing which allows us to detect and identify allergies rapidly. We can also perform detailed examinations of the ear via a video-otoscope. This means we can place a tiny video camera inside the ear which then transmits images of the ear drum and ear canal to a television screen.

Dogs referred to our Dermatology Service show a range of clinical signs, frequently involving hair loss and itchiness. The conditions commonly diagnosed and treated by us include allergies, infections, parasites, auto-immune diseases and hormonal disorders.

Please visit our Additional Information page for more details. Also, please remember that your consultant will be happy to answer any further questions you may have.