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 disease and hormonal disorders.
Please select ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ from the menu on the left to gain further information regarding dermatology. Also, please remember that your consultant will be pleased to answer any further questions you may have.