Dermatology

Dermatology is the discipline concerned with diagnosing and treating conditions of the skin and ears including pets suffering from skin conditions, such as itchy skin, infections, ear problems or hair loss.

Common conditions we treat include:

  • Itchy skin (allergies, parasitic disease, bacterial & yeast infections)
  • Recurrent ear problems (otitis)
  • Hair loss (alopecia)

Your pet will receive an initial consultation that will last around 60 minutes. During this time, a thorough history will be taken, followed by a careful examination of your pet. To aid in the diagnosis and treatment of the condition, additional tests are usually required. These include in-house skin sampling for parasites and microbial infections, blood tests and allergy testing.

Some conditions may require your pet to be admitted to our hospital for further investigation. This will be discussed with you, along with potential outcomes, costs and risks. Assuming you agree to the treatment, you can usually leave your pet with us for immediate investigation. Dermatology cases are usually sent home on the same day.

Dermatology Team

Siân Harries

BVetMed CertAVP(VD) PGCertVPS MRCVS
Dermatologist

Siân graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in London and is an advanced practitioner in dermatology. She is on the committee of the BVDSG (British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group) and a member of the ESVD (European Society of Veterinary Dermatology).

Siân enjoys all areas of dermatology and particularly the challenge of tailoring long term management plans for patients with allergic skin diseases. She also has a keen interest in ear disease.

Outside of work Siân can usually be found with her horses or dog, a rather spoilt Hungarian Vizsla.

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