Does My Pet Need A Dermatologist?

Skin and ear diseases often have a significant impact on a pet’s quality of life. Veterinary dermatologists supplement the capabilities of primary care veterinarians by providing additional expertise in the diagnosis and management of skin and ear diseases.

Of the hundreds of conditions that affect pets’ skin and ears, here are some of the more common things that SkinVet® Clinic treats:

  • Allergies
  • Ear infections
  • Chronic itching and scratching
  • Hair loss
  • Skin odor
  • Skin parasites
  • Fungal infections
  • Autoimmune diseases

Our goal is to make a specific diagnosis and recommend a treatment plan that is both cost-effective and in the best-interest of your pet's long-term health.

To become a board-certified veterinary dermatologist (Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology), veterinarians must receive an additional two years of training beyond veterinary school (“residency”) and pass a rigorous examination. There are approximately 250 board-certified veterinary dermatologists in the United States. Dr. Plant has served as the chairman of the committee that examines candidates. He is currently a member of the International Committee for Allergic Diseases of Animals and serves on the Executive Board of Portland Veterinary Medical Association.

Veterinary Dermatology

My 4-year old golden retriever Max scratches his armpits and chews on his feet all the time. It has gotten to the point that he wakes us up at night. He seems miserable and we can’t sleep!


Verterinary Dermatologist Oregon

  • Innovative, cost-effective treatment
    strategies for atopic dermatitis
  • Commitment to clinical research and
    evidence-based medicine
  • Detailed communications with clients
    and veterinarians
  • Convenient location–
    one block from I-5
  • Monday – Thursday, 8 am – 6 pm
Cat dermatitis
Jon D. Plant DVM

Jon D. Plant, DVM, DACVD

Board-certified Veterinary Dermatologist
DVM, Oregon State University, 1988
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology, 1991
Animal Dermatology Specialty Clinic, Marina del Rey, CA 1991-2005
Numerous scientific presentations and publications