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Dermatology

We take a multi-disciplinary approach to ensure best care

Our veterinary dermatology referral service works closely with colleagues from internal medicine, diagnostic imaging, and soft tissue surgery, offering a multi-disciplinary approach to referred cases.

As dermatology cases often require long-term management and support, the team works closely with you and the pet owner to achieve a diagnosis. They also strive to achieve long-term control of the disease, balancing suitable therapy with minimal side-effects.

Adequate time is provided to ensure that the history from both you and the pet owner is thoroughly evaluated. A written report to you will follow after each visit.

Dermatology Facilities

Our well-equipped on-site laboratory with trained technicians provides same day results for haematology and biochemistry. Rocío García Fonticoba DVM Dip ECVD, European Veterinary Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology, performs microscopic examinations of samples including cytology, parasitology. In addition, testing for bacterial and fungal cultures is also carried out, samples of which are sent to an external laboratory.

Dermatology Team

Rocío García Fonticoba - European Veterinary Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology

Rocío García Fonticoba

Rocío García Fonticoba DVM, Dip ECVD European Veterinary Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology
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Lianne Tiffney - Dermatology Nurse

Lianne Tiffney

Lianne Tiffney RVN Dermatology Nurse
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Procedures carried out in-house include:

  • Intradermal testing for allergy investigation
  • Endocrine testing (performed in suitable cases)
  • Skin biopsy

Ear Disease

Ear diseases represent a large proportion of the team’s referral caseload and our excellent imaging facilities, including CT and MRI, help to differentiate medical from surgical cases. Video-otoscopy further enhances the team’s ability to properly diagnose and treat often-frustrating ear diseases, hopefully enhancing patient welfare.

Dermatology Advice and Case Referral

Should you wish to discuss a case or refer a patient, please contact Pride Veterinary Referrals via 01332 548911 or e-mail referrals@prideveterinarycentre.co.uk.

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