What is an Animal Dermatologist?

Just like humans, some animals need a dermatologist to help them care for their skin and ears. A veterinary dermatologist treats animals with allergies, skin infections, ear infections and more! DoveLewis' board-certified dermatologist, Dr. Sonja Zabel, is one of the country's experts in otology, meaning she is particularly adept at addressing infections and diseases of the ears in pets

What conditions does an animal dermatologist treat?

Veterinary dermatology is a broad and essential area of medicine. They are helpful for treating animal allergies, ear infections in dogs and cats (veterinary otology), skin infections, excessive licking in dogs and cats, tick and flea infections, and even skin cancer.

Veterinary Dermatologists for Dogs and Cats in Portland Oregon
The animal dermatology team at DoveLewis  is dedicated to diagnosing and treating pets with diseases and conditions of the skin which includes fur (hair), nails, and ears. 

Common conditions in animals that a pet dermatologist could help, include:

  • Itching
  • Hair loss
  • Food and environmental allergies
  • Infections of the skin and nails including bacterial, yeast, and fungal (ringworm)
  • Infections of the ear including the middle and inner ear
  • Auto-immune diseases of the skin and nails
  • External Parasites
  • Inherited skin diseases
  • Ear polyp removals
  • Perianal and perivulvar diseases
  • Hormonal diseases associated with the skin

Meet DoveLewis’ Board-certified Veterinary Dermatologist

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