RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Dermatology. Referrals in Canine Ear & Skin Disease

About Dermvet

“With over 25 years’ experience in treating dermatology cases, I’m dedicated to high standards of care for your client’s pets”

Dermvet Referrals is run by RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Veterinary Dermatology, David Bentley BVSc Cert.SAD MRCVS, and is currently based 15 Ratby Road Groby Leicester LE6 0GF.

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 was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Dermatology in 1994.

Over the last 26 years I have gone from spending about 50% of my time involved in Veterinary Dermatology at my previous practice of Bell Brown and Bentley to now having my own dedicated skin and ear referral clinic which opened in September 2019.

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 Veterinary Dermatology courses and conferences both in the UK and abroad and am a member the worldwide internet discussion group for veterinary dermatologists, Vetderm Listserv.

Since March 2015 I have been recognised as an RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Dermatology.

I have a special interest in ear disease and I have taken an active interest in video otoscopy, treatment of Pseudomonas otitis and in ear surgery, having attended numerous video otoscopy and ear surgery courses and workshops and offer Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA) and Bulla osteotomy for the surgical management of end stage ear disease. I have performed over 290 TECA-LBO procedures over the last 25 years.

Having a Karl Storz Video Otoscope, which allows me to safely perform deep ear cleaning of my ear cases, has meant that many animals have been spared from having surgery and I consider it an essential tool for the treatment of the majority of cases of Pseudomonas Otitis in dogs and many other cases of otitis ins dogs and cats.

I have recently invested in a diode laser with an optical fibre than can pass down the channel of the otoscope. This can allow laser ablation of tumours and other lesions which in the past would need major surgery.

The skills that I have acquired allow me to offer a truly complete service for the treatment of companion animal ear disease.