Allergic skin and ear disease is the number one reason why pet owners seek care from a veterinary dermatologist. My training makes me uniquely served to diagnose and manage your dog or cat's allergic skin and ear disease with compassion and care.
I aim to provide practical, effective, and tailored plans for each and every patient that I see.
My number one goal is to help your pet live a happy and healthy life. I do so by giving you the most comprehensive, thorough, honest and empathetic information regarding the treatment of allergic skin and ear disease that I can. I pursue all avenues necessary to help your pet live their best life with allergies.
I have advanced skills for diagnosing and treating complicated ear diseases including chronic inflammation and infection, ear polyps, and ear masses and neoplasia.
Our service at MSPCA-Angell has state of the art equipment which is utilized to diagnose and treat ear disease. For example, we have advanced diagnostic imaging avalable in the form of a CT scan. We also have a STORZ video otoscopy unit to help visualize the ear and perform procedures within the ear canal.
IMMUNE MEDIATED AND AUTO-IMMUNE DISEASE OF THE SKIN
Complicated diseases caused by immune dysregulation or attack often manifest on the skin. I am fully prepared to diagnose, treat and manage any of these conditions in your dog or cat. I enjoy finding creative long-term solutions for managing complex immune-mediated conditions involving the skin. My goal is always to provide gold standard care and reduce side effect from medication as much as possible.
Allergen specific immunotherapy is a safe, effective, gold standard treatment for dogs and cats with allergic skin disease. I am specifically trained to interpret allergy tests and
formulate targeted, personalized immunotherapy protocols for your dog or cat.
Use of immunotherapy is associated with a reduction in medication dependence and improvement of clinical signs of allergic skin and ear disease.
INFECTION OF THE SKIN AND/OR EARS
This is a common and challenging complication of many conditions in the dog and cat. I am ready to diagnose and manage multi-drug resistant infection of the skin and ear of the dog or cat. Infections can be managed in many ways. Combining medical management and topical therapy is key. I will work with you to manage you pet's current infection - and prevent new ones from occurring.
Skin and ear disease can be confusing to understand. I am able to break challenging topics down into understandable pieces, explain treatment plans in a variety of ways, and meet anyone where they are at in order to improve clinical outcome and satisfaction.
I want you - and your pet - to feel cared for and heard.
As a Fear Free Certified Professional, I will go above and beyond to prevent and alleviate fear, anxiety, pain, and stress in all of my patients. I will treat your pet as if they are my own.
PUBLIC SPEAKING and CONSULTING
I am comfortable speaking to groups large and small! If you would like to have me join your practice, veterinary medical association, or conference - please contact me!
I have numerous prepared lectures covering allergic skin disease, adverse food allergy and diet trials, adherence, and cutaneous manifestations of internal disease. I am also happy to develop more targeted information for your audience or needs.