Treating Pet Skin Conditions in Vancouver
There are a variety of chronic and inflammatory skin conditions that can affect dogs and cats, but some are more common than others. These include allergies, bacterial infections, fungal infections, chronic scratching, skin parasites, and hair loss.
Our specialist can differentiate between the various conditions associated with pet skin conditions thanks to their years of training and experience in veterinary dermatology. This allows for a more accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatment.
Our Board-Certified Veterinary Dermatologist
Columbia River Veterinary Specialists works in collaboration with board-certified veterinary dermatologist Dr. Ashley Bourgeois and Animal Dermatology Clinic Portland. Patients are seen at CRVS and appointments are scheduled through Dr. Bourgeois’ office at Animal Dermatology Clinic Portland.
Your Pet’s Veterinary Dermatology Appointment
Our dermatology specialist will work with you to determine the cause of your pet's discomfort and will recommend treatment based on their needs.
Examination & Diagnosis
At the beginning of the appointment, our veterinary dermatologist will review your pet's history to aid in the diagnosis of their condition. Next, they will use the diagnostic tools at our in-house laboratory to establish the source of your pet’s skin condition.
Once the cause of your pet's skin condition has been determined, we will develop a plan to treat it. Treatment may include prescription medication, shampoo/conditioner, an ear flush, allergy vaccines, or simple changes to your pet’s environment.