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The PET Emergency Room

Dermatology

Dogs and cats can suffer from many types of skin and ear diseases. Many of them look very much alike, with only subtle clinical differences.
Dr. Millie Rosales, a Board-Certified Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, is a specialist who has advanced training to diagnose and treat the skin problems that plague dogs and cats.

Dr. Rosales specializes in diagnosing and treating:

  • Chronic and severe skin and ear disease
  • Immune-mediated and hormonal skin disease
  • Skin manifestations of internal disease
  • Parasitic and infectious skin disease
  • Claw and claw bed diseases

Our Dermatology service offers specialized diagnostics including:

  • Intradermal allergy testing and hypo-sensitization therapy
  • Cytology examination and interpretation
  • Bacterial, fungal, and mycobacterial cultures
  • In-house biopsy services
  • Video-otoscopy

Your dog or cat has any of the following symptoms, please give us a call and schedule an appointment with Dr. Rosales:

  • Does your pet constantly lick, chew, bite, scratch, rub and/or shake their head?
  • Is there hair loss, scabs, or dandruff?
  • Do you notice a change in the skin or thair coat’s color or texture?
  • Is there a bad odor from the pet’s skin or ears?

Why Does Your Pet Need a Veterinary Dermatologist?

A veterinary dermatologist is a veterinarian with expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of animal skin, ear, hair, and claw disorders. Specifically, veterinary dermatologists have significant training and experience in the management of allergic skin diseases. Additionally, their professional background make veterinary dermatologists extremely qualified in recognizing and treating infectious skin diseases (e.g., bacterial, fungal, viral), parasitic skin diseases, dander-related skin disorders, alopecia (hair loss), congenital skin diseases, autoimmune skin diseases, benign and malignant skin cancer, hormonal-related skin diseases, and other internal (systemic) causes for skin abnormalities. Chronic infections and inflammatory conditions of the ears are generally related to skin disorders and veterinary dermatologists have expertise in managing chronic ear disorders. Dermatologists are also involved in the research and development of new drugs and therapies for various skin conditions.