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Karin Beale, DVM, DACVD

Karin Beale, DVM, DACVD

Dermatology & Allergy

Dr. Karin Beale received both her Bachelor of Science degree in biology and her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 1985. After graduation, she was engaged in small animal private clinical practice in the Washington, D.C., area for one year.   Her passion for dermatology grew during this year and the following year she returned to the University of Florida for a residency in veterinary dermatology. After residency, she attained board certification in dermatology, and remained on faculty at the University for four years as an assistant professor of veterinary dermatology before leaving to found Gulf Coast Veterinary Dermatology and Allergy. Having lectured nationally and internationally, Dr. Beale has a special interest in infectious conditions of the skin and ear,  and managing the allergic patient. Dr. Beale has 3 children that bring her great joy.  She shares her home with her youngest daughter and 2 Golden Retrievers.   She is active in several philanthropic activities, including volunteering with Golden Beginnings, a local rescue group for Golden Retrievers. Dr. Beale is a first generation American, is fluent in French as a second language.  She enjoys traveling for fun as well as for educating other veterinarians.  In her spare time, she enjoys various artistic endeavors including painting and making jewelry.

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We love Dr. Beale and Kelly, the vet tech. They are extremely competent and so loving to Pip. Everyone at GCVS goes out of their way to make us feel at home!