The Dermvet Skin and Ear Clinic is run by veterinary surgeon and dermatologist David Bentley BVSc Cert.SAD MRCVS, based at the Leicester Forest East branch of Bell Brown and Bentley Veterinary Surgeons.
I qualified as vet in 1982 with a BVSc from Liverpool University and have been working in 100% companion animal practice since that time. I enrolled for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon’s Certificate in Small Animal Dermatology in 1990 and gained my Cert.SAD in September 1994. Since then I have been seeing both first and second opinion/referral skin cases in addition to my general small animal work which I share with my colleagues. I am a member of both the British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group and the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology and to keep up to date I regularly attend courses and conferences relating to dermatology both in the UK and abroad and am a member of a worldwide internet veterinary dermatology discussion group. Since March 2015 I have been recognised as an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Dermatology.
As a result of my interest in ear disease which comes under the discipline of dermatology, I have taken an active interest in ear surgery, attended ear surgery courses and workshops and offer Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA) and Bulla osteotomy for the surgical management of end stage ear disease. Thankfully, after purchase of a Storz Video Otoscope, the number of cases requiring this surgery in my practice has reduced, but it is still a very useful procedure which can transform a dog’s life when it is suffering with end- stage intractable otitis. The skills that I have acquired allow me to offer a truly complete service for the treatment of companion animal ear disease.