Dermatology & Otology Services at Tufts VETS

The skin is the largest and most visible organ of the body. Dermatologic problems can impact both the external appearance of animals and their quality of life. At Tufts VETS we offer diagnosis and treatment for all diseases affecting the skin, ears, claws, hair coat and mucosal surfaces. Routine diagnostic procedures include: skin scrapings, cytology and culture. Specialized diagnostic and treatment services include: intradermal (skin) and in vitro (blood/serum) allergy testing and allergen-specific immunotherapy, biopsy and dermatohistopathology, video otoscopy, CT-Scan, myringotomy, and deep ear canal cleaning to name a few.

Our board-certified veterinary dermatologist collaborates with clients and primary care veterinarians to develop a treatment plan that is individualized for each pet. The dermatology department also works closely with all in- hospital specialists to provide complete and comprehensive medical care for our patients.

Special Services, Equipment and Technology

  • Allergy testing and allergen-specific immunotherapy
  • Bacterial and fungal cultures
  • CT-Scan for middle ear evaluation
  • Cytology
  • Food trial plans
  • Skin biopsy and dermatohistopathology
  • Skin scraping
  • Video otoscopy for ear canal evaluation and cleaning

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Common Conditions

  • Acral lick granuloma (“lick granuloma”)
  • Allergic skin disease
  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Autoimmune skin disease
  • Bacterial, fungal and yeast skin infections
  • Chronic itching
  • Demodicosis (“mange”)
  • Dermatophytosis (“ringworm”)
  • Drug reactions
  • Ear infections
  • Eosinophilic granuloma complex in cats
  • Footpad and paw abnormalities
  • Hormonal conditions
  • Nail and nailbed diseases
  • Nodular skin disease
  • Perianal fistulae
  • Scaling disorders

Dermatology and Otology Services at Tufts Veterinary Emergency Treatment & Specialties
  • Referring Veterinarians
  • Tufts VETS offers many specialty services as an extension of the primary care veterinarian, and we recognize the important role we play in helping you provide optimum medical care for your clients and patients.
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  • Emergency & Critical Care
  • Tufts VETS offers emergency and critical care services and surgeries around the clock for pets requiring immediate surgical intervention.
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