Enhancing Quality of life. One Follice at a time

An innovative and cost-effective approach to dermatological care.

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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 300 board-certified veterinary dermatologists in the United States. Dr. Plant has served as the chairman of the committee that examines ACVD candidates and on the Executive Board of the Portland Veterinary Medical Association. He is currently a member of the International Committee on Allergic Diseases of Animals (ICADA).