Dermatology and Allergy

Hundreds of skin diseases affect our animal companions, making their diagnosis and management both frustrating and challenging. The Dermatology Service at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals is headed by board-certified veterinary dermatologists with extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, coat, ear and nail problems including allergic skin disease, autoimmune/immune-mediated skin disorders, infectious and parasitic skin diseases, genetic skin and coat diseases, and acute and chronic ear diseases in all species.

Specialized diagnostic and treatment services include: intradermal allergy testing and allergen-specific immunotherapy, biopsy and dermatohistopathology, video otoscopy, myringotomy, and deep ear canal cleaning to name a few. The Dermatology Service also offers in-house consultations and collaborates closely with other specialty departments within the hospital to provide complete and comprehensive medical care for their patients.

Each pet is treated as an individual. Your dermatology clinician and their highly trained technical staff will work with you and your family veterinarian to come up with the best possible management plan for your pet.

  • Appointments: 508-839-5395

  • Emergencies: 508-887-4623

  • rDVM Client Liaison (Rose Shaughnessy): 508-887-4794

  • Intradermal allergy testing and allergen-specific immunotherapy
  • Biopsy and dermatohistopathology,
  • Myringotomy
  • Deep ear canal cleaning
  • Make an Appointment

    To make an appointment please call the Foster Hospital for Small Animals appointment desk at (508) 839-5395.

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  • Non-Emergency Hours

    • Monday - Friday
      9.00am - 5.00pm
  • Emergency

    • Phone
      508-887-4623
    • 24 hours/day
      365 days/year
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