Benefits of dermatology service
Treatment is informed with a thorough work up, which is essential to accurately diagnose and manage identified symptoms and support for the owner is improved and easily accessible. The consultation with Sara can last up to an hour as skin problems are complex and treatment cannot be rushed.
This allows for us to discuss with you properly about your pet’s skin condition, make sure you understand what the problem may be and what we can do to put it right. It also gives us time to perform a skin workup; something there isn’t time to do properly in a normal consultation.
Skin problems can seem to go, but often come back in what we call flare ups. By doing a workup instead of treating the symptoms each time, you increase the chance of finding out what is causing the problem. We will take the necessary tests to rule out different causes; these include examining skin cells with a microscope at the surgery and possibly sending a blood test to an external lab.
With informed and logical management, patient comfort and quality of life is improved.