Skin conditions are some of the most common reasons pet owners seek veterinary care for their pets. Veterinary waiting rooms are often filled with dogs with ear infections or hot spots and itchy cats scratching themselves raw. When these common diseases become chronic or difficult to treat, or when a pet is afflicted with an unusual skin disease, the primary care veterinarian may suggest referral to a veterinary dermatologist.
A board-certified veterinary dermatologist has advanced training and expertise in a wide range of skin conditions. Their expertise extends from the ears (ear infections, tumors and polyps), to the nose (discoid lupus, mucocutaneous pyoderma), to the toes (symmetric lupoid onychodystrophy, pemphigus foliaceus), to the tail (hypothyroidism, vasculitis).
Our dermatology team uses specialized tools, combined with their expertise regarding the skin, to diagnose and treat even the most stubborn or unusual conditions. We work in collaboration with your veterinarian and, when needed, with our other specialists, to make a treatment plan that works for your pet as well as you and your family.
We see a wide range of skin and ear diseases including, but not limited to:
Dermatology is performed by Dr. Elizabeth Falk, who leads the Dermatology Service at CUVS.
Call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Falk.