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Andrew Simpson

Dr. Andrew Simpson
Veterinary Specialist
Availability: Tuesday - Friday
Dr. Andrew Simpson

At a Glance

Practicing Since:


Board Certified:


Specialties Include:

Total management of allergies
Autoimmune skin diseases
Cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease
Chronic pyoderma
Otology (Ear Disease)

My Pets:

Harry -Cat
Dr. Andrew Simpson is a 2009 graduate from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Aurora Animal Hospital and VCA Berwyn Animal Hospital, he spent four years working as a general practitioner at various VCA animal hospitals in the greater Chicagoland area. Dr. Simpson finished his residency in veterinary dermatology along with a Master's degree at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in June of 2017. He has published multiple papers in the veterinary literature, including his more recent research on monitoring urinary tract infections with allergy therapy, novel treatment for pemphigus foliaceus, along with a study on absent eardrums in dogs. His interests include allergic skin disease, otology (ear disease), immune-mediated skin disease, and cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease.

Dr. Simpson enjoys spending time with his wife and two kids exploring outdoor activities including hiking.
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Welcome to VCA Aurora's Dermatology Department!

Skin problems are some of the most common reasons owners bring their pet to the veterinarian. Most routine skin problems can be handled by your primary care veterinarian. However, certain skin problems can be challenging to diagnose and treat, and the help of a specialist may be required. Dr. Matousek and Dr. Simpson's primary focus is to improve your pet's quality of life by providing effective treatment and supportive services. 

While it is important to realize that your pet's skin problems, especially those that have been developing over a period of time, often aren't solvable overnight, most can be made much more manageable with the help of a specialist.

Services provided by our Board Certified Dermatologists:
Diagnosis & Management of Skin & Ear Infections 
Complete Management of Environmental Allergies, Food Allergies, & Flea Allergy Dermatitis
Intradermal & Serum Allergy Testing for Environmental Allergies
Therapies for Environmental Allergies Including Allergen Specific Subcutaneous Immunotherapy & Sublingual Immunotherapy 
Diagnosis & Management of Parasitic Dermatology Disorders, Hair Loss Disorders (Alopecias), Autoimmune/Immune Mediated Skin Diseases, Fungal Infections, & Endocrine Diseases
Otoendoscopy for the Diagnosis & Management of Ear Disease, Ear Flush Procedures, & Ear Canal Biopsies
Skin Biopsy with Histopathology for Diagnosis of Skin Disease

Did You Know?

Dogs suffer from seasonal allergies just like people, but unlike us, they tend to scratch rather than sneeze when they are allergic to something.

Atopy (allergic inhalant dermatitis) occurs in approximately 10% to 15% of the dog population, usually starting between the ages of 1 and 3 years. Pets can even be allergic to the skin dander from other pets in the same household!

If you believe your pet is in need of a veterinary dermatologist, talk to your VCA vet or find a VCA board certified veterinary dermatologist near you.

Dermatology Welcome Letter & History Form
Please read our Welcome Letter to better understand what to expect on your first visit and how we can help you and your pet. Please complete this form prior to your appointment with Dermatology, and bring it with you to your appointment.  

We look forward to seeing you soon!

Download Dermatology Welcome Letter & History Form


Our Dermatology Team

VCA Aurora Animal Hospital

2600 West Galena Blvd.

Aurora, IL 60506

Main: 630-301-6100

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Emergency and Specialty Hours:

Emergency/Critical Care open 24/7.

Specialty Services available Monday-Friday, depending on department.

Are you a Primary Care Veterinarian? We have dedicated resources for you.

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