“Remove the stress for yourself and your client when dealing with difficult skin cases and refer to a Veterinary Dermatologist”
The treatment of pet skin and ear diseases accounts for a large proportion of the work in a typical small veterinary practice, but without the proper knowledge and training, these conditions can be treated incorrectly. In fact, two recent surveys show that failure to deal with skin and ear cases are one of the top reasons for clients changing vets. At Dermvet Skin & Ear Clinic, you have the opportunity to refer your problem skin case to an experienced veterinary dermatologist who is passionate about taking time to unravel the complex issues that often have to be considered when dealing with small animal skin and ear diseases. Our clinic is based at the Leicester Forest East branch of Bell, Brown and Bentley Veterinary Surgeons and is run by veterinary surgeon David Bentley. David has 20 years experience as a Veterinary Dermatologist since gaining his Certificate in Small Animal Dermatology in 1994, is a member of BVDSG and ESVD and he regularly attends meetings and conferences at home and abroad. Since March 2015 he has been given the title of RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Dermatology.
There is no quick fix for ear and skin diseases; some cases will need to visit the clinic several times before a definitive diagnosis is made. This is because a list of differential diagnoses has to be worked through, using a logical and reasoned approach. Diagnostic tests also need to be completed, such as skin biopsies, dietary trials, cytology and skin scrapings. Once a diagnosis has been established we will work with your client to decide on the best treatment options for them client and their pet. Treatment options will be based on the most current knowledge there is in veterinary dermatology. We will also discuss the costs and benefits of the different options with your client. We will keep you informed all along the way during the workup and treatment of your client’s pet and At the Dermvet Skin and Ear Clinic we see both first opinion and second opinion/referral cases. If you live in the Leicester area we can see you as a first opinion client…please go to www leicesterskinvet.com for more details. We will need permission from your vet for second opinion cases and will request details of previous history and treatment. If your pet is suffering with itchy skin, has a rash, has sore discharging ears, hair loss or any other skin problem that is not currently being treated, simply call us on 0116 2388100 or email us on firstname.lastname@example.org.