Baton Rouge Veterinary Specialists | Phone: (225) 227-2967
3803 S. Sherwood Forest Blvd., Baton Rouge, LA 70816

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Dermatology

Healing the Skin, Resolving the Pain, Managing the Condition

DermatologyVeterinary dermatologists diagnose and treat pets with disorders of the skin, hair, ears, and nails, and those that suffer from allergic conditions. These conditions can be particularly difficult to treat, as many symptoms stem from a wide range of possible causes.

There’s nothing worse than seeing your pet in discomfort. If you observe any of these signs, please visit your veterinarian, and ask if a referral to a board-certified veterinary dermatologist can help:

  • Excessive licking, chewing, biting, or scratching anywhere on the body, but particularly on the paws or ears

  • Frequent head shaking with or without visible irritation of the ear

  • Hair loss, scabs, or dandruff

  • A change in the skin’s or coat’s color or texture

  • Bad odor emanating from the skin or ears

We can help your pet or patient with:

  • Atopic dermatitis

  • Chronic allergy management

  • CO2 laser surgery & liquid nitrogen cryotherapy

  • CT scan & video otoscopy of the ear
  • Intradermal allergy testing and immunotherapy

  • Skin cytology and trichogram


We routinely treat small animals, exotics, and horses.

A board-certified veterinary dermatologist has completed four years of veterinary school, a one-year internship, and a two- to three-year residency in dermatology. In addition, he or she must submit a paper to an accepted journal that is an original or retrospective study based on work done during residency. Then, once they pass the certifying examination, they will earn Diplomate status. For more information, please visit American College of Veterinary Dermatology.

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