Dermatology

The Dermatology Service within the Small Animal Medicine Section of the Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences consists of 2 faculty dermatologists, 1 clinical dermatologist, 1 resident, and 1 animal health technician. Our dermatology service professionals provide state-of-the-art medical care for companion animals belonging to members of our local community as well as for client-owned dogs and cats referred by veterinarians practicing throughout Ohio and in the surrounding states of Indiana, Pennsylvania, Kentucky, West Virginia, and Michigan. Our faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized experts in their fields, which include diagnosis and treatment of diseases of the skin and ears. They educate and train our veterinary students and provide clinical training of interns and residents preparing for specialty practice or academic careers. Dermatology residents trained in our dermatology service have an excellent record in performing significant research, completing their MS degrees and passing the board certifying examinations of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. Our past residents have been successful in obtaining faculty positions, in post-doctoral research and in private specialist practice.

The faculty members of the dermatology service provide leadership and expertise not only by teaching students and practicing veterinary medicine, but also by participating in post-graduate professional education and outreach activities. These include consultations with veterinary practitioners, continuing education seminars for practicing veterinarians, authorship of articles and textbooks in various disciplines of veterinary medicine, and serving on national and international specialty and industry advisory boards. Each faculty member has an active research program aimed at understanding spontaneous diseases of the skin and ears, as well as improved diagnostic and therapeutic techniques for these disease. Our faculty are specifically active in research on allergic dermatitis, otitis and staphylococcal skin infections.