Advanced Care
Dermatology

Our goal is to provide the highest quality of care for our patients in order to make them feel more comfortable and lead a good quality of life. Since long-term monitoring of these diseases is often necessary, excellent communcation between our staff and our clients is extremely important. Together, the doctor and client can diagnose dermatologic disease and implement a treament protocol tailored for each individual animal.

Treatment for a dermatology skin condition is tailored to each animal's needs. Often, a combination of procedures is used to alleviate pain and heal the source of irritation in skin conditions.

Allergies in pets typically involve diagnostic tests, immunotherapy, and long-term planning for management of the offending allergens. Whatever your circumstances or challenges, our team is dedicated to extraordinary patient treatment with continuous, comprehensive support for pet owners.

Diagnostics include basic blood work, imaging techniques, and a vast array of specialized testing and advanced technology.

Other diagnostic options include:

Acetate tape preparations
Bacterial cultures for ear and skin
Digital photographs
Ear cytology, myringotomy, and otoscopy
Fine needle aspirate
Flea combing
Food elimination diet
Fungal cultures and preparations
Impression smears
Serology allergy testing
Skin scraping, cytology, biopsies, and histology
We employ diagnostic trichograms for microscopic examination of the hair and root; Tzanc preparations, a rapid test to diagnose herpes virus infections; and use of the Wood's Lamp, a UV light that exposes fungal infections and other disease of the surface of the skin.

At VCA Anderson's Corner Animal Hospital we diagnose and treat a variety of pet skin conditions, including:

Acral lick dermatitis
Acute moist dermatitis (hot spots)
Alopecia (hair loss)
Auto-immune skin disease
Bacterial skin infections
Drug reactions
Ear disease
Ectoparasitic disease (fleas, lice)
Endocrine/metabolic skin disease
Environmental allergies (atopy)
Flea allergy dermatitis
Fungal yeast skin infections
Genetic/congenital skin disease
Pododermatitis
Skin Cancer