- Parasite detection. We are skilled in the use of skin scrapings to detect parasites on the skin, including Demodex mites, Sarcoptes mites, and Cheyletiella mites.
- Ringworm diagnosis. We use a number of techniques to diagnose ringworm (dermatophytosis), including Wood's light examinations, trichography, and fungal culture techniques.
- Cytology. Cytology is routinely used to identify cells, including bacteria and/or yeast, which may be infecting your pet's skin or ears. It may also help identify certain types of tumors.
- Skin biopsy and dermatopathology. We utilize these techniques, when appropriate, to confirm a diagnosis, or to better define an unusual disease condition. When utilized properly, dermatopathology is a powerful tool for the veterinary dermatologist.
- Management of allergies, ear infections, and autoimmune skin diseases. Our goal is always to recommend cost-effective treatments that are in the best-interest of your pet.
- Allergy Immunotherapy. Regionally-specific Immunotherapy (RESPIT®), a treatment protocol for atopic dermatitis, was pioneered by Dr. Jon Plant as a means of making immunotherapy available to more pets, bypassing the need for allergy testing. You can read more about RESPIT on our "FAQ" page.
- Video Otoscopy. A fiberoptic device is used to illuminate, magnify and document findings within the ear canal. We also use video otoscopy during procedures to flush the deeper portions of the ear canal. We routinely utilize the services of a board-certified veterinary anesthesiologist to make deep ear cleaning as safe and pain-free as possible.
- Radiosurgery. We use this technique to quickly remove small, benign skin tumors, with benefits similar to those of laser surgery. In some cases this can be done with local anesthesia (depending on the number of lesions and your pet’s demeanor).