VRCC Dermatology & Allergy
The Dermatology department, which includes Dr. Linda Messinger, an experienced and compassionate veterinarian who is a board-certified specialist in veterinary dermatology and allergy, Dr. Jeremy Bachtel and Dr. Christina Gentry, who are both also board-certified specialists in veterinary dermatology and allergy, and a highly skilled veterinary technical staff as well as a friendly, knowledgeable client care coordinator, is dedicated to working closely with the client and family veterinarian to provide a variety of services involving all diseases of the skin, coat, ears and nails. With our caring staff, renowned doctors and by using various specialized tests and state-of-the-art medical equipment.
Our Dermatologists offer consultation services involving all diseases of the skin, coat, ears, and nails including those due to allergic, infectious, hormonal, immune-mediated (auto-immune), congenital, keratinization, neoplastic, idiopathic, unknown or other causes. All animal species are welcome, including small animals (dogs and cats), large animals, exotic animals, pocket pets, avian and reptilian species, and zoological and wildlife species, excluding poisonous snakes.
Our Dermatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment or management of all skin, coat, ear and nail diseases in animals. The Dermatology department, which includes a highly skilled veterinary technical staff, is dedicated to working closely with the client and family veterinarian to provide a variety of services. These include consultation, extensive client education, and progressive, advanced, state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment options for the patient, such as intradermal allergy testing, allergen-specific immunotherapy, video otoscopy, skin scrapings, cutaneous, mucocutaneous, oral, nail and otic (ear) cytologies, biopsies and cultures. Digital photography is used in many cases for record keeping purposes and to evaluate the patient’s progress. We use the most advanced methods to diagnose and treat skin, hair, ear and nail conditions in animals. Improved skin, coat, ear and nail health results in improved quality of life for pets and their families.