What is a veterinary dermatologist?
All of our doctors are board certified as specialists by The American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD). These specialists are then granted Diplomate status. Which means all of our veterinarians had to go through four years of post graduate training in a veterinary school, complete a one year internship program, and fulfill a three year residency in an accredited ACVD program. All of this encompasses comprehensive training in a wide range of studies. Some of those include anatomy, physiology, and pathology of the skin, clinical dermatology, research, and dermatopharmacology. After completing their residency programs, the next step in the certification process includes completing original research, writing a publication in a scientific journal, conducting medical presentations, and demonstrating a knowledge of superior case management. The last step to complete the certification process is a multi-day comprehensive examination administered by the ACVD. Veterinary Dermatologists with diplomate status, DACVD or Dip. ACVD, are recognized as experts by the medical community.