Comprehensive Dermatology Care
Your pet’s skin requires constant care and attention to maintain optimum health. At UW Veterinary Care, our animal dermatology experts are specially trained to identify skin conditions, from the easily treatable to more complex diseases that require ongoing care. No matter what the diagnosis, your UWVC team will build a custom treatment plan that keeps your companion healthy and active.
Our veterinary dermatologists are trained to treat a wide variety of skin conditions, including:
- Itching, excessive dander or scale, greasy skin, dry skin or crusting, lumps and bumps
- Skin allergies to food, fleas or environment
- Ear and skin infections
- Parasites like fleas, ticks and mites
- Dog and cat hair loss
- Nail disease
- Anal sac diseases
- Rare autoimmune skin diseases
You do not need a referral to schedule an appointment with a UW veterinary dermatologist. However, bringing copies of your pet’s medical records and a summary letter from your pet’s primary care doctor will help us treat your pet more quickly.
Additionally, here are some important tips that will make your visit run smoothly:
- Do not bathe your pet for at least one week prior to the appointment.
- Stop antihistamines, sedatives and tranquilizers for at least seven days before the appointment. (These drugs can interfere with testing and lesion appearance, making it more difficult for us to treat your pet.)
- Do not feed your animal after 10 pm the day before your appointment, unless there is a medically necessary reason to do so (such as diabetes mellitus).
UWVC Dermatology Team
The UW Dermatology team is comprised of two board-certified dermatologists and a resident, working together to provide great care for your pet.
- William Oldenhoff, DVM