Dermatology & Allergy Services
Dermatologic and allergic conditions can be quite frustrating because it is not always simple to find the root cause. Our board-certified dermatologists and their team bring expertise and experience in diagnosing and treating a broad range of dermatological diseases, such as:
- Allergic dermatitis
- Autoimmune diseases
- Bacterial, fungal, viral and parasitic skin infections
- Endocrine disorders
- Conditions of the ear
A visit to the dermatologist may help if your pet experiences any of the following:
- Recurrent skin & ear infections
- Seasonal/year-round allergies
- Hair loss disorders
- Non-stop scratching
Techniques available for diagnosing and treating these conditions include:
- Cytologic (microscopic) evaluations
- Skin scrapings
- Hair examinations
- Fungal or bacterial cultures
- Intradermal allergy testing
- Skin and nail biopsies
- Video otoscopy with deep ear canal evaluations
- Hyposensitization treatments
Our board-certified dermatologists are experts in all skin conditions and can help your pet. Drs. Casey Stepnik and Jennifer Petersen will work with you to identify the specific cause of your pet's condition and then develop a treatment plan based on experience and proven methodologies. At Lakeshore, our goal is to restore and maintain your pet's comfort and quality of life as soon as possible.
What can I expect at my pet's initial dermatology consultation?
Your consultation appointment with our dermatologists comprises several components:
Please allow at least 60 minutes for this entire discussion.
DERMATOLOGY APPOINTMENT INSTRUCTIONS
- Dermatology patients should come to their appointment fasted. Water is ok.
- Please, no food or treats 12 hours prior to their appointment. **Except young animals (less than a year old) or diabetics, then a small meal is ok. Water should be available to your pet at all times.
- Please do not bathe your pet for 3 days prior to their appointment.
- Do not administer ear medications or ear cleaning 48 hours prior to their appointment.
- Continue to give oral medications as prescribed by your regular veterinarian.
- Please bring all prior and current medications to the appointment, including any empty bottles. Photos of prescription labels are also acceptable.
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