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 Specializing in allergies, ears and skin health for your pet.



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Articles and Research Projects

Click icons below to view the articles.  The below articles are written by our doctors/techs and research projects by our residents.  Enjoy!


Shilo Anderson, LVT, VTS (Dermatology) Discusses Flea Allergy Dermatitis.  Click the paw above for the link and click here to view the pdf.

Shilo Anderson, LVT, VTS (Dermatology) Discusses Why does my dog have itchy skin.  Click the paw above for the link and click here to view the pdf. 

Thomas P. Lewis, DVM, DACVD, discusses atopic disorders, sublingual immunotherapy, and barrier function

Don’t let ringworm run rings around your veterinary patients

Are you caught up on the latest veterinary developments for managing ringworm? 

By Anthea Schick, DVM, DACVD

Thomas P. Lewis, DVM, DACVD, discusses why we are seeing methicillin resistance on a daily basis and how to prevent its spread

Client handout: Ringworm is not a worm

Give your veterinary clients these (fun)gal facts about ringworm and educate them on how you can partner together to eliminate this itchy infection.

By Anthea Schick, DVM, DACVD

Chin Dermatitis in a Cat by Ed Jazic, DVM, DACVD

How therapeutic home-delivery programs can benefit your practice

We have seen an increase in the number of options our clients use to acquire both prescription diets and pharmaceuticals that were previously veterinary-exclusive

By Tom Lewis, DVM, DACVD

"If it looks like ringworm, it’s probably staph…"

Canine Solar Dermatitis

Canine Demodicosis

The Pros and Cons of Cyclosporin in the Treatment of Atopy

Fun With Fungus

A Dog with Chronic Otitis

The Allergy Testing Debate-Serology vs. Intradermal


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Research Projects (completed)

(click icon for projects and links.  thank you!)

Coming Soon

by Katrina Frost, DVM

Havanese Sebaceous Adenitis Study

by M. Frazer

An evaluation of the clinical, cytological, infectious and histopathological features of feline acne

by E. Jazic, K. Coyner, D. Loeffler and T. Lewis

Variability of laboratory identification and antibiotic susceptibility reporting of Pseudomonas spp. isolates from dogs with chronic otitis externa

by A. Schick, J. Angus, and K. Coyner

Dermatitis associated with microfilariae (Filarioidea) in 10 dogs

by A. Hargis, T. Lewis, D. Duclos, D. Loeffler, and Rausch

Full-thickness cutaneous burn in black-haired skin on the dorsum of the body of a Dalmatian puppy

by A. Hargis, and T. Lewis

Microbiological and histopathological features of canine acral lick dermatitis

by A. Shumaker, J. Angus, K. Coyner, D. Loeffler, S. Rankin, and T. Lewis

Persistent papillomavirus infection in a cat

by F. Lozano-Alarcón, T. Lewis, E. Clark, G. Bradley, M. Shupe, and A. Hargis

Evaluation of an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA) for the serological diagnosis of sarcoptic mange in dogs

by KS Lower, L. Medleau, K. Hnilica, and B. Bigler

The in vitro antibacterial activity of incomplete iron salt of poly acrylic acid against Pseudomonas aeruginosa, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermeidus and methicillin-resistant S. aureus - Accepted for Publication in Veterinary Dermatology        by Meghan K. Solc

Investigation of subclinical bacteriuria in cats with dermatologic disease receiving long-term glucocorticoids and/or ciclosporin - Accepted for publication in Veterinary Dermatology

by Samantha Lockwood

Dorsal thermal necrosis in dogs: a retrospective analysis of 16 cases (2009-2016) - Accepted for publication in Veterinary Dermatology

by Stephanne Schwartz

Retrospective analysis of cutaneous lesions in 23 canine and 17 feline cases of coccidiodomycosis seen in Arizona, USA (2009–2015) - Published in Veterinary Dermatology

by Diana Simoes

Quality assessment of fluconazole capsules and oral suspensions compounded by pharmacies located in the United States - Published in American Journal of Veterinary Research         by Carine Laporte

Evaluation of Bacterial Contamination of Clipper Blades in Small Animal Private Practices - Published in Journal of the Americas Animal Hospital Association

by Rebecca Mount

Absorption of Transdermal and Oral Cyclosporine in Six Healthy Cats - Published in Journal of the Americas Animal Hospital Association

by Rose Miller

Case Reports

Meghan Solc, et al-Feline Progressive dendritic cell histiocytosis in domestic long hair feline - (published in Veterinary Records Case Reports)

by Meghan Solc

Samantha Lockwood, et al-Concurrent development of generalized demodicosis, dermatophytosis, and methicillin resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius secondary to inappropriate treatment of atopic dermatitis in an adult dog - (published in Veterinary Records Case Reports)

by Samantha Lockwood

Other Publications​

Samantha Lockwood: Disease Fact Sheet-Fungal, Dermatophytosis

Infectious Disease Manual: Infectious Diseases of Concern to Captive and Free Ranging Animals in North America, 2nd Edition; American Association of Zoo Veterinarians 2013

Carine Laporte:

Multifocal metastatic cutaneous and mucosal transmissible venereal tumour in a female puppy

Published in Veterinary Records Case Reports

Comparison of once daily versus twice-weekly terbinafine administration for the treatment of canine Malassezia dermatitis – a pilot study

by D. Berger, T. Lewis, A. Schick, R. Stone

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