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DERMATOLOGY FOR ANIMALS

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

BOARD CERTIFIED VETERINARY DERMATOLOGIST ®

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Meet Our Doctors!

"If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself." – Henry Ford

Thomas P. Lewis II, DVM, Founder

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology​

Dr. Lewis was born and raised in Arizona, where he grew up knowing he wanted to be a veterinarian since the second grade of elementary school. After graduating from Arizona State University and marrying his high school sweetheart, Dr. Lewis attended Colorado State University where he earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 1986. He worked at Mesa Veterinary Hospital for two years before starting his residency in dermatology. In 1991 Dr. Lewis finished his residency and achieved his diplomate certification from the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.


In 1991, Dr. Lewis founded the Dermatology Clinic for Animals (later Dermatology for Animals) with offices in Mesa and Tucson, Ariz., as well as in Albuquerque, NM. Within three years clinics were added in Utah, Texas and Nebraska. It was the first time most residents of these areas had access to board-certified veterinary dermatologists that could treat their afflicted pets.


Dr. Lewis' principle interests include investigating the role of allergies and the effect they have on the skin. Dr. Lewis has written journal articles and supported research on a number of projects during his career. He is frequently invited to lecture at veterinary continuing education meetings around the country and is always eager to share the insight he has gained.


When not at the hospital, Dr. Lewis enjoys being outdoors. He is a birding enthusiast, and enjoys sailing, hiking and camping. He sings in his church choir and in the Sonoran Desert Chorale. He has performed with the Chorale in famous cathedrals throughout Italy, Germany, Austria and the Czech Republic.


Dr. Lewis sees patients at our Gilbert, Arizona location.

Anthea E. Schick, DVM, Founder

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Anthea E. Schick earned her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from the University of California at Berkeley in 1994 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Cornell University in 2002. While at Cornell she worked with some of the leading veterinary dermatologists in the country and decided to pursue a dermatology career. 


In 2003, she completed a one-year internship in small animal medicine and surgery at a private referral practice in Albuquerque, New Mexico. After completing her residency at Dermatology for Animals in 2006 and achieving board certification (Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology-ACVD) in 2007, she decided to stay on with the team and in 2009 became part owner of Dermatology for Animals.


Dr. Schick has served on the Board of Directors of ACVD Education Committee and she has authored multiple clinical research manuscripts. She has given continuing education lectures to veterinarians around

the country about animal dermatology. She enjoys teaching and participates in the training of visiting senior veterinary students, interns and dermatology residents and is adjunct clinical professor at Midwestern University Veterinary School.


She is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Academy of Veterinary

Dermatology, the American College of Veterinary Dermatology and the Arizona, California and New Mexico Veterinary Medical Associations.


Dr. Schick enjoys all aspects of veterinary dermatology, but has a special interest in ear disease and allergies.


She now lives in Tempe, Arizona with her husband and two daughters, multiple pets (including dogs, cats, Guinea pigs and chickens) and enjoys hiking, skiing, rafting and spending time with family.


Dr. Schick sees patients at our Scottsdale, Arizona location and periodically, Oakland, California.

Ed Jazic, DVM, Founder

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Ed Jazic received his Bachelor of Science in Microbiology from the University of Toronto in 1994. He then earned his Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 1999. While at the University of Illinois, he served as president of the Theta chapter of Omega Tau Sigma and was active in community and social events.


After graduation, Dr. Jazic worked in private practice for three years in the Tampa/St. Petersburg area of Florida. Dr. Jazic completed his dermatology residency with Dermatology for Animals in 2005 and received board certification in veterinary dermatology in 2006. He has published an extensive review of the clinical, infectious, and histopathological features of feline acne in the international journal Veterinary Dermatology. Dr. Jazic has authored chapters in several veterinary textbooks on the subjects of feline acne and cutaneous tumors and ticks. 


As a child, Dr. Jazic spent three years on a farm in Croatia. He credits those years with fostering his love of animals. He speaks Croatian fluently. In the past decade Dr. Jazic has adopted six furry felines named Sherlock, Watson, Felicity, P.W., Janet and Krissy. Outside the hospital, he enjoys traveling, sports, live music and spending time in his native Toronto.


Dr. Jazic sees patients at our Rochester, New York location.

Rose I. Miller, DVM, Founder

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Rose Miller spent her childhood in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, where her days were filled with enjoying the great outdoors, as well as the company of animals and family pets throughout her youth. She attended Washington State University for both her undergraduate and veterinary school educations, where she spent three years on the school’s women’s rowing team and was selected as an Academic All American Athlete. As an undergraduate at WSU, Dr. Miller was accepted into veterinary school through an advanced honors program. After receiving her Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science in 2005, she moved across campus to join the veterinary medicine program. She had her first class in dermatology during her second year of veterinary school and knew that it would be the career path she would follow. Dr. Miller earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Washington State University in 2008.


Following veterinary school, Dr. Miller moved to Tampa, Florida, where she completed a challenging internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Florida Veterinary Specialists. She began her residency in veterinary dermatology with Dermatology for Animals in 2009 and achieved board certification in November 2012. Dr. Miller became a partner in Dermatology for Animals in 2017.


At the clinic, Dr. Miller enjoys spending time with her clients to discuss their pets’ dermatology conditions. She offers progressive and extensive options to make pets comfortable and happy, and she takes pleasure in working closely with the family veterinarian to determine the most appropriate dermatological care. Her own adopted Chihuahua, Maybelle, developed liver disease and taught Dr. Miller the importance of patience when caring for an animal with a chronic disease.


When not at work, Dr. Miller enjoys beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, her hometown, and spending time with her family.


Dr. Miller sees patients at our Spokane, Washing and Coeur d'Alene, Idaho locations.

Christopher Hudec, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Hudec was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio and received his Bachelor of Science in Zoology from The Ohio State University. He is a graduate of Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine and completed his clinical year of veterinary school at Purdue University. He then moved to Seattle to complete a one-year rotating internship and then completed his three-year dermatology residency in San Diego, California.   


Dr. Hudec became a board certified veterinary dermatologist in 2019. His special interests in veterinary dermatology include managing immune-mediated skin diseases as well allergic skin conditions. Dr. Hudec has authored papers researching feline stress as well as reactions to venomous insect stings, particularly honey bee reactions.


Dr. Hudec recently moved to the Bay Area with his wife. They have a Chihuahua/Terrier mix named Maximus. and a Norwegian Forest cat named Riddley (who enjoys taking walks around the neighborhood)! In his free time, Dr. Hudec enjoys playing basketball, golfing, and hiking.


Dr. Hudec sees patients at our Campbell, California location.

Katherine Irwin, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Irwin is an Omaha native who has long had a love of science and caring for animals; it’s no surprise she became a veterinarian! She received her Bachelor of Science in Agricultural Sciences at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and then attended Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine where she earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After graduation Dr. Irwin completed a one-year small animal medicine and surgery internship at two VCA practices in the Chicago area (VCA Berwyn and VCA Aurora) and then spent two years in private small animal practice as a general practitioner.


Dr. Irwin first became interested in veterinary dermatology during her time at veterinary school. As a practicing veterinarian, her interest in dermatology continued to grow and she was inspired to become a dermatology specialist. In 2008, Dr. Irwin began a one-year dermatology internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas, followed by a three-year residency. Dr. Irwin became a board-certified veterinary dermatologist in 2012 and remained at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists until moving back to Omaha, Nebraska in 2014. Since then Dr. Irwin has enjoyed re-establishing herself locally at Dermatology for Animals, and is thankful to call this great city and state home.


Dr. Irwin's professional interests include managing allergic dermatitis in companion animals as well as all forms of feline skin disease. She shares her home with several kitties that keep her on her toes. They are jokingly referred to as her “pride.” Sadly, due to adult- onset allergies to dogs, Dr. Irwin doesn’t have any canine companions to call her own. However, she fortunately can still get her fix at work with all of the great pups she sees. Outside of work, Dr. Irwin enjoys traveling, particularly learning about different countries’ histories and cultures. She also is developing an interest in photography.


Dr. Irwin sees patients at our Omaha, Nebraska location.

Carine Laporte, VMD

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Carine Laporte was born and raised in New York. She graduated cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with a Bachelor of Arts in Biology. After graduation, Dr. Laporte participated in research at the Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) that focused on human cardiothoracic surgery. Dr. Laporte completed her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 2012. Following veterinary school, Dr. Laporte completed year-long internship at Texas A&M University, where one of her primary roles was to help teach fourth-year veterinary students in various veterinary specialties, including dermatology. She completed a three-year residency in veterinary dermatology with Dermatology for Animals and became a board certified veterinary dermatologist in 2017.


Dr. Laporte remains dedicated to the combination of teaching, research, and clinical practice in order to advance the profession of veterinary medicine. She was a recipient of the Peter J. Ihrke Resident Research Award during her residency. She has had the opportunity to author and co-author book chapters and several published articles both in the field of human cardiothoracic surgery and in the field of veterinary dermatology and pharmacology.


Dr. Laporte's interest in veterinary dermatology comes from a passion to improve not only the quality of life of her animal patients, but also that of their owners as they relate to their pets. As the owner of a food and environmentally allergic dog named Linus, she understands how hard it is to see a pet be itchy or uncomfortable, and she is passionate about helping to improve the quality of life of both pets and their owners through the management of skin disease.


Over the years, Dr. Laporte has had a large family of pets, including two black gerbils, three cats, an Australian Kelpie dog, numerous fish, a parakeet, several pet rats, and two albino African clawed frogs. Her current animal family includes Linus (a mischievous Dachshund), Saian (a very sweet Staffordshire bull terrier), Mina (the cat who runs the household), and Shelldon (a Russian tortoise who patiently tolerates his furred siblings).


Dr. Laporte sees patients at our Salt Lake City, Utah location.

Samantha Lockwood, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Samantha Lockwood is a California native who has lived all over the state—from sunny San Diego to cold, wet winters near Tahoe. Growing up on a farm in rural northern California, Dr. Lockwood always had a love of being around furry friends. She was raised to work hard and care for all types of animals including the chickens, horses, sheep, dogs, cats, pigs and reptiles. Dr. Lockwood knew veterinary medicine would be the best career to share her passion and love for animals.


Dr. Lockwood attended the University of California Santa Cruz and graduated in 2006 with her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. After graduation she spent two years working in San Diego as a veterinary technician. During this time, she learned new aspects of caring for animals and decided to attend veterinarian school, graduating from Western University of Health Sciences in 2012 with her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine. She completed an intense and gratifying rotating small animal internship at VCA Veterinary Care Animal Hospital and Referral Center in Albuquerque, New Mexico. While in New Mexico, her love for dermatology grew strong as she worked closely with Dermatology for Animals.


Dr. Lockwood completed her 3 year residency program with Dermatology for Animals in 2017 and became a board certified veterinary dermatologist in 2019. During that time period she has focused on advancing her knowledge in dermatology through working closely with her mentors (Drs. Schick and Lewis) and numerous clinical studies including her research on cyclosporine use in felines. Dr. Lockwood is an adjunct professor for the veterinary program at Midwestern University in Glendale, Arizona, teaching the students about veterinary dermatology in both small animals and horses. She also spends time in the laboratory classes teaching clinical applications of sample collection and dermatologic exams. She truly enjoys seeing the students learn!  Dermatology for Animals is privileged to have Dr. Lockwood as part of our team. She is compassionate, well-rounded and excited about caring for the skin of her patients.


Dr. Lockwood loves the outdoors including: camping, hiking, and snowboarding. She and her husband Bill share their home with five furry babies: Gus the Great Dane, and their four cats Bug, Gary, Rory, and Theodore.


Dr. Lockwood sees patients at our Avondale, Arizona location.

Rebecca Mount, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Rebecca Mount was born and raised in Albuquerque, NM. She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of New Mexico in 2005 and her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Colorado State University College of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences in 2009. Following graduation, Dr. Mount completed a challenging internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Garden State Veterinary Specialist in New Jersey.


Throughout veterinary school Dr. Mount worked closely with the dermatology department on various studies and projects which helped develop her passion for the diagnosis and treatment of dermatological cases. She was also drawn to the long-term relationships that are formed between animals and their owners during management of chronic dermatologic diseases.


Dr. Mount began her residency with Dermatology for Animals in 2010 and became a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2014. 


Outside of veterinary medicine her interests include running, baking, and traveling. She is also an avid sports fan.


Dr. Mount is a sucker for special needs animals, She has a pit bull named Petey with heart disease and a cat named Clarence with a neurological condition. She also has one normal cat named Cagney.


Dr. Mount sees patients at our Albuquerque, New Mexico location.

Meghan Solc, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Meghan Solc grew up on a hobby farm in Brockville, Ontario, Canada. She graduated with a major in chemistry and a minor in biology from the University of Prince Edward Island in 2007. After taking a year off to work on a dairy farm, she was accepted into the Atlantic Veterinary College in P.E.I. Dr. Solc received her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine in 2012 and continued to further her education by attending a rotating internship in Toronto, Canada.


Her focus in dermatology grew stronger in her final year of veterinary school and continued through her rotating internship. A career in dermatology was solidified during her second internship in dermatology in Toronto, Canada. During this year, her interest in multi-drug resistant organisms took the forefront.


Dr. Solc completed her residency with Dermatology for Animals and has passed her board certification exam, becoming a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinarian Dermatology. 


Dr. Solc sees patients at our Akron, Ohio location.

Wendy L.M. Terry, DVM

Practice Limited to Dermatology

Dr. Wendy Terry grew up on a tiny hobby farm and nonprofit equine rescue in Southern California, thriving on sunshine and drinking water straight from the hose. From the time she could walk, she toddled behind the visiting mixed practice veterinarian who ultimately encouraged her to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Biology from the University of California, Riverside in 2009 and a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from Western University of Health Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2014.


Early personal and professional experiences helped to galvanize her unyielding fascination with dermatology. To accomplish her goal of becoming a veterinary dermatologist, she has completed a rigorous one-year small animal rotating internship (2014-2015), two one-year veterinary dermatology internships (2015-2017), and a three-year veterinary dermatology residency (2017-2020). Dr. Terry is excited to now be seeing patients in Northern California (Walnut Creek and Soquel locations)!


She believes that the best clinical outcomes result from veterinary teams and pet parents engaging in open communication and collaboration to maintain the human-animal bond and help change patients’ lives for the better. When not in the hospital, she enjoys cooking with her fiancé, collecting and tending to rare houseplants, performing her duties as a board member of her family’s 501(c)(3) equine rescue, and cozying up with a good book and her two (severely allergic) dogs. 


Dr. Terry sees patients at our Walnut Creek, California location.

Sarah Flanagan, DVM

Practice Limited to Dermatology

Dr. Sarah Flanagan was raised in northeastern Ohio but also enjoyed spending summers with extended family on their western Pennsylvania farms. She grew up with a variety of furry, finned, and feathered family and knew from a young age she wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. Her interest in veterinary dermatology was initially inspired by her own dog, Rory, who dealt with chronic atopy and food allergy throughout her life. She is passionate about improving pets’ quality of life through dermatology as well as working with and supporting owners.


Dr. Flanagan began her journey at the University of Findlay in Findlay, Ohio and graduated in 2011 with her Bachelor of Science in Biology. She went on to veterinary school at The Ohio State University and graduated in 2015, then pursued a one year ambulatory internship at Genesee Valley Equine Clinic in Scottsville, NY followed by a rotating small animal internship at Metropolitan Veterinary Hospital in Akron, Ohio. She completed her dermatology residency with Dermatology for Animals in Arizona in July 2020 before moving back home to northeastern Ohio to work at our Akron, Ohio office.


She currently lives with her husband and daughter along with a trouble-making rescued Siamese/Akron street cat mix named Oliver, a grumpy senior Siamese cat named Baxter, a couch potato terrier/cattle dog mix named Leroux, and lots of tropical and saltwater fish. In her free time Dr. Flanagan enjoys hiking the myriad local state and national parks, running (while dragging Roux with her), and gardening (although she never finds time to cook all her veggies and often gives them away). 


Dr. Flanagan sees patients at our Akron, Ohio location.

Christie Yamazaki, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Christie Yamazaki received her bachelor's degree from the University of California, San Diego in 2007. Having worked as a dermatology technician for 3 years, she decided to apply to veterinary school and become a dermatologist herself. Dr. Yamazaki obtained her doctorate in 2014 from the Atlantic Veterinary College at the University of Prince Edward Island (Canada). She returned to San Diego and completed a rotating internship at VCA Emergency Animal Hospital and Referral Center, followed by a dermatology specialty internship at Veterinary Specialty Hospital. She eagerly accepted a residency position with Animal Dermatology Clinic in Tustin and Ontario, California in 2016 and obtained Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in November 2019.


In 2019 she became one of the first Fear Free Certified practitioners in Tustin, California and continues to explore techniques to make her patients’ visits to the clinic more comfortable. Dr. Yamazaki relocated to the Atlanta, GA area in September 2020 and now is excited to return back home to California with her husband, active toddler and two chihuahuas!


Outside of the clinic, Dr. Yamazaki enjoys hot yoga, reading food blogs, volunteering as an active member of the Junior League of Oakland-East Bay, and exploring local farmer's markets.


Dr. Yamazaki sees patients at our Oakland, California location.

Jennifer Aniya, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Jennifer Aniya obtained her veterinary degree from Colorado State University in 2003. After completing a small animal rotating internship in Northern California she moved to San Diego to complete her residency training in dermatology.


Jennifer became board-certified in dermatology in 2010 and her special interests include management of allergies and ear disease. In addition to lecturing nationally and internationally, she is an active member of the College of Veterinary Dermatology.


Dr. Aniya is committed to working with you and your clients to prove the best options for long term management of skin and ear disease.


Dr. Anyia sees patients at our San Diego, California location.

Katrina Frost, DVM

Practice Limited to Dermatology

Dr. Katrina Frost grew up on a farm in western Canada and obtained her DVM from the University of Calgary’s Veterinary Medicine program in 2017. Shortly after completing a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery, Dr. Frost accepted a dermatology residency with Dermatology for Animals.


Dermatology became Dr. Frost’s passion after adopting an atopic dog and a food-allergic cat. This experience enabled her to better appreciate the challenges that clients face and has allowed her to develop a deeper respect for the human-animal bond. Honoring these precious relationships is what motivates her to practice the best medicine possible, in the most compassionate manner. When not in scrubs, Dr. Frost enjoys painting, geocaching, camping, biking, seeing live music, and taking selfies with her cats.


Dr. Frost sees patients at our Scottsdale, Arizona locations.

Lydia Harbour, DVM

Practice Limited to Dermatology

Dr. Lydia Harbour was born and raised in the south Bay Area. Growing up with an amazing and patient cat, she learned at a young age her love for animals and her dream to become a veterinarian.


She started to work as a veterinary assistant during her last year of high school and throughout her undergraduate training at University of California Santa Cruz, where she received her B.S. in Biology in 2012. Her love for dermatology started to grow watching her family’s King Charles Cavalier be successfully treated with immunotherapy for her atopic dermatitis.


Lydia attended Western University of Health Sciences where she received her DVM in 2018 with recognition from the Phi Zeta honor society. Her interest in immunology, microbiology and endocrinology evolved in the early parts of veterinary school and by the end she was able to see how all of these areas of interest culminated into a passion for dermatology.


Lydia lives with her husband, two cats (Roo and Ember) and her goofy dog Pepper (who just happens to have both food and environmental allergies). When she’s not working, she loves any chance to get outdoors and be active, including running, swimming, hiking, camping, snowboarding, and taking Pepper on fun adventures. 


Dr. Harbour sees patients at our Arizona locations and Reno, Nevada office..

Erica Hess, DVM

Dermatology Resident

Dr. Erica Hess was born and raised in Queens, NY. Her passion for helping animals was undeniable from a very young age. She began chasing her dream at the University of Connecticut where she received a B.S. in Animal Science in 2013. After graduating college, Dr. Hess moved to Prince Edward Island, Canada to attend veterinary school at the Atlantic Veterinary College. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2017. “The Gentle Island” quickly became one of her favorite places in the world with its beautiful red sand, fresh food and kind locals. 


Dr. Hess returned to her roots in New York to work in private practice with cats, dogs and pocket pets. She gained a wealth of knowledge and it was during this time in practice that she found her niche in dermatology. In 2019 she began a one year internship in small animal dermatology.  Following her internship, she was accepted to a three year residency with Dermatology for Animals.


Dr. Hess comes from a big family and believes that family is everything. She lives with her husband Brandon, whom she met in veterinary school and is also a veterinarian. Together, they have five purrfect cats (Bay, Goose, Uggs, Bambi, Gracie) and two amazing dogs Ella and Kenzie. Dr. Hess is a self-proclaimed crazy cat lady and is quite smitten with tuxedos. When she’s not working, she loves baking, singing, dancing and crafting. She especially enjoys anything and everything associated with the Fall season.


Dr. Hess joined the Dermatology for Animals Resident program in 2020.  She sees patients at our Gilbert, Scottsdale, Avondale and Tucson Arizona locations.

Tyler Charbonneau, DVM

Dermatology Resident

Dr. Tyler Charbonneau is originally from Winston Salem, North Carolina but grew up in Orlando, FL. In 2016 he obtained his B.S in Biology at the Florida State University. He went on to veterinary school at the University of Florida and graduated with cum laude in 2020. While in veterinary school, Dr. Charbonneau participated in live mouse vaccine research and was heavily involved with the dermatology and clinical pathology service. Upon graduation he was awarded the Dermatology Excellence Award, Internal Medicine Clinical Excellence Award, and the Pathology Award. Following graduation, Dr. Charbonneau moved to Phoenix for a rigorous rotating small animal internal medicine and surgery internship with the Animal Referral and Emergency Center of Arizona.


Dr. Charbonneau knew from a young age that he wanted to be a veterinarian. Growing up with a surgical trauma RN mom he was exposed to tons of human medicine and soon realized our abilities to really help others. Coupled with a family that loves animals and grew up with all different kinds of pets (dogs, cats, rabbits, ferrets, guinea pigs, various reptiles, fish, and a horse), his love for veterinary medicine was instilled in him during his early years. Prior to veterinary school Dr. Charbonneau worked as a veterinary technician for Dr. Diane Lewis, a dermatologist in Florida, in addition to working in the internal medicine service at that specialty hospital. He knew from these experiences alone that he wanted to specialize, and while in veterinary school his passion for dermatology continued to grow. His passion for dermatology led him to multiple externships with various dermatologist’s and ultimately connected him with Dermatology for Animals where he immediately fell in love with the culture, support, and ability to grow and learn. Prior to starting his rotating internship, Dr. Charbonneau was offered a dermatology residency pending completion of his internship, which he gladly accepted.


Tyler’s professional interests include allergies, laser surgery, auto-immune disease, and endocrinology. He is especially fond of the human-animal bond and long term relationships built with patients and clients. He greatly enjoys the wide array of treatment strategies in dermatology that allow us to maximize our compliance and efficacy while also preserving the human-animal bond.


While not working, Tyler loves fitness, being active, and spending time with his wife, Alexis, and their pets (2 dogs and 2 cats). Tyler and his wife are very involved with CrossFit and occasionally partake in competitions. They also really enjoy traveling, hiking with their dogs, scuba diving, kayaking, and playing kickball! 


Dr. Charbonneau joined the Dermatology for Animals Resident program in 2021. He sees patients at our Gilbert, Scottsdale, Avondale and Tucson Arizona locations.

Rachael Loek, DVM

Dermatology Resident

Dr. Rachael Loek grew up outside of Chicago and earned her Bachelor of Arts in Biology at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. Following this, she earned her Doctorate in Veterinary Medicine from The Ohio State University. Growing up in a house full of pets, becoming a veterinarian was always her goal. While in veterinary school, she knew by the end of her third year that she wanted to pursue dermatology as a specialty.


Rachael joins Dermatology for Animals after completion of a small animal rotating internship in Houston, Texas. 


Her current family includes her husband and two cats. In her free time, Rachael enjoys biking, yoga, and exploring new breweries. 


Dr. Loek joined the Dermatology for Animals Resident program in 2022. She sees patients at our Salt Lake City, Utah location.

Rebecca Parsiola, DVM

Dermatology Resident

Dr. Rebecca Parsiola grew up in New Orleans, Louisiana and studied kinesiology at Louisiana State University. Midway through her undergraduate studies, she chose to change career paths. She applied to the Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine and graduated with honors in 2021.


Through vet school, she gravitated towards dermatology. She hoped to specialize in this field, and her small animal rotating internship with Friendship Hospital for Animals in Washington, DC further solidified this goal. Now that her internship is completed, she will start a 3 year dermatology training residency with Dermatology for Animals. She has a special interest in allergic dermatitis.


In her free time, Dr. Parsiola enjoys reading, jogging, and hiking with her dogs, Finn and Daphne.


Dr. Parsiola joined the Dermatology for Animals Resident program in 2022. She sees patients at our Gilbert, Scottsdale, and Avondale Arizona locations.

Susan Baiz, DVM

Practice Limited to Dermatology

Dr. Susan Baiz earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine from the Central University of Venezuela. Soon after graduating she moved to Chile where she did a 2-year Residency in Small Animal Medicine at the University of Chile. After moving to the US, she completed the ECFVG program, which allowed her to practice Veterinary Medicine in the country.


Dr. Baiz worked as the medical director of the Animal Services Center of the Mesilla Valley in Las Cruces, NM before she accepted an Emergency and Critical Care internship at Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists in Houston, Texas.  Later, in 2020 she started her Dermatology Residency at the University of Tennessee.


Veterinary Dermatology is her passion, and she enjoys all aspects of the specialty, but ear diseases are her favorite. 


Outside of work she enjoys paddle boarding, bike riding, and spending time with her husband and furry babies: Rooster (spoiled mini dachshund), Lilly (smartest chiweenie), and Shawna (the sweetest cat) in their RV.


Dr. Baiz will see patients at our Tucson, Arizona location STARTING August 1, 2023.

Klaus Loft, DVM

Practice Limited to Dermatology


Dr. Klaus Earl Loft graduated from the Royal Agricultural & Veterinary University of Denmark in 1999. Upon graduation, he worked first in private practice in Denmark and Sweden. Where he became increasingly interested in dermatology and allergies and began to focus his case load on dermatology in early 2001.


Dr. Loft moved the family to USA in 2005 and completed an American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) approved residency at Michigan State University in 2007. After completing the residency he started working in the greater Boston area and New England since 2007,first at a VCA regional center in Weymouth MA and since 2011 primarily at Angell AMC but has worked as consulted in Portland, Maine, Manchester New Hampshire and in Western Massachusetts seeing referral patients as a visiting dermatology consultant . 


Dr. Loft has worked at Angell’s MSPCA’s Dermatology service since January 2011. Angell Animal Medical Center is located in Boston Massachusetts in the North Eastern US. Angell AMC or Massachusetts SPCA is one of the largest animal hospitals with more than 85.000 annual appointments seen in 2017. The dermatology service is part of multi-specialty service hospital with state of the art a video-otoscopy, CO2 laser, MRI, CT and all the bells and whistles equipment available. 


Dr. Klaus Loft practices dermatology exclusively, and enjoys seeing cats and dogs with chronic ear problems, complex skin and ear infections, severe allergies, cutaneous cancerous conditions and immune mediated skin problems. He has published several articles and lectured both in Scandinavia, Europe and the United States. His special interests are feline dermatology and management of chronic ear disease in both cats and dogs.

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