A veterinary dermatologist specializes in diseases of the skin, ear, hair, and nail.  These diseases can be frustrating to diagnose and manage, so your veterinarian may refer you to a dermatologist. Common reasons for referral to a dermatologist include recurrent skin and ear infections, pruritus (itch), excessive scale, hair loss or hair coat changes, and other cutaneous lesions such as crusts, nodules, and draining tracts.

Our dermatologists can aid in the diagnosis and management of:

  • Infectious Diseases (bacterial, fungal, viral)
  • Parasitic Diseases
  • Allergic Dermatitis
  • Diseases characterized by Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Diseases characterized by Seborrhea (excessive scale)
  • Hormone-Related Diseases
  • Immune-Mediated Diseases

We offer the following services:

  • Cytology
  • Cultures (swab, tissue)
  • Biopsy
  • Complete Allergy Workup and Management, including:
    • Food Trials
    • Intradermal Allergy Testing
    • Allergen Specific Immunotherapy
  • Evaluation of the Ear with CT scan
  • Video Otoscopy and Ear Flushing

For more information on Dermatology services, please visit Nashville Veterinary Dermatology.