Complications of the skin and ears are among the most common reasons for veterinary office visits. The skin is considered the largest organ in the body, and problems with it can leave your pet feeling uncomfortable and distressed. This can cause you, as an owner, to feel concerned for your pet’s health. Scratching, licking, or general unease are often associated with most common dermatological issues. Animals are susceptible to a variety of skin disorders including allergies, ectoparasites, bacterial and fungal infections, hereditary and congenital diseases, chronic ear infections, diseases of the feet, footpads and nails, autoimmune skin diseases, endocrine (hormonal) disorders, and skin cancer.
The complicated and complex nature of these diseases and allergies will sometimes require specialized knowledge and experience. As a specialty referral service, Gulf Coast Veterinary Dermatology & Allergy is available and committed to working with your family veterinarian in an integrated team approach. This partnership allows us to better serve you and your pet during this time of need. When a skin or ear disorder fails to respond to traditional treatment, we are available to provide the latest technology in the diagnosis and management of your pet’s health. Our board-certified, highly trained and experienced Dermatologists perform many specialized diagnostic procedures including:
- Examination of the Middle Ear using a Fiber-Optic Otoscope
- Histopathology Interpretation
- Intradermal Skin Testing and Immunotherapy
- Laser Surgery
- Skin Biopsy Sampling
Our multi-disciplinary approach and close cooperation among our specialists allows us to offer the best care available to the patients entrusted to us. With the support of a trained and dedicated staff, Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists is committed to using science, technology and compassion to provide exceptional care for pets and their families.