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Dermatology Service

Dermatology Service

 

Dermatology Service overview

  • Certified RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology
  • Multi-disciplinary approach to the management of patients with skin disease
  • Comprehensive investigation of patients with otitis using advanced imaging and video-otoscopy
  • Intradermal allergy testing for dogs and cats with atopic dermatitis
  • Hospitalised patients benefit from 24-hour veterinary and nursing care
  • Free telephone advice given with the minimum of delay
 

Referring a patient is rapid and easy:

  • Register the client either by telephone or on-line (you qualify for entry into our quarterly draw with the on-line option!)
  • Supply the history and any lab results either on-line, with the owner or by post, fax or email to: [email protected]
  • Certified European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology
  • Multi-disciplinary approach to the management of patients with skin disease
  • Comprehensive investigation of patients with otitis using advanced imaging and video-otoscopy
  • Intradermal allergy testing for dogs and cats with atopic dermatitis
  • Hospitalised patients benefit from 24-hour veterinary and nursing care
  • Free telephone advice given with the minimum of delay

Referring a patient is rapid and easy:

  • Register the client either by telephone or on-line (you qualify for entry into our quarterly draw with the on-line option!)
  • Supply the history and any lab results either on-line, with the owner or by post, fax or email to: [email protected]


Personnel

RCVS and European Specialist

 CJon Hardy - MA VetMB MVetMed DipECVD MRCVS - European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology            
             

Jon Hardy

MA VetMB MVetMed DipECVD MRCVS

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RCVS and European Specialist

Jon Hardy - MA VetMB MVetMed DipECVD MRCVS - European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology

Jon Hardy
MA VetMB MVetMed DipECVD MRCVS

Fully supported by other Specialists in our MedicalSurgical, Ophthalmic, Diagnostic Imaging and Anaesthesia teams.

 

We see patients with a wide range of dermatological problems including:

 

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Otitis

     
  • Investigation and medical management of acute and chronic otitis
  • Investigation of recurrent otitis externa
  • Detailed examination of the ear canals using video-otoscopy
  • Advanced imaging to detect otitis media
  • Surgical management of otitis with accredited Willows’ Specialist surgeons
  Chronically inflamed ear showing erythema, hyperpigmentation and lichenification

Chronically inflamed ear showing erythema, hyperpigmentation and lichenification

A healthy canine tympanic membrane seen through a video-otoscope

A healthy canine tympanic membrane seen through a video-otoscope

 

TOP

Otitis

  • Investigation and medical management of acute and chronic otitis
  • Investigation of recurrent otitis externa
  • Detailed examination of the ear canals using video-otoscopy
  • Advanced imaging to detect otitis media
  • Surgical management of otitis with accredited Willows’ Specialist surgeons
Chronically inflamed ear showing erythema, hyperpigmentation and lichenification

Chronically inflamed ear showing erythema, hyperpigmentation and lichenification

 

A healthy canine tympanic membrane seen through a video-otoscope

A healthy canine tympanic membrane seen through a video-otoscope

 

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Parasitic skin diseases

     
  • Juvenile and adult onset demodicosis – including recurrent and refractory cases
  • Diagnosis and management of leishmaniosis
  Comedones in a case of generalised demodicosis

Comedones in a case of generalised demodicosis

 

 An adult Demodex canis mite found following hair plucks

An adult Demodex canis mite found following hair plucks

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Parasitic skin diseases

  • Juvenile and adult onset demodicosis – including recurrent and refractory cases
  • Diagnosis and management of leishmaniosis

 

Comedones in a case of generalised demodicosis

Comedones in a case of generalised demodicosis

 

Comedones in a case of generalised demodicosis

An adult Demodex canis mite found following hair plucks

 

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Infectious skin diseases

     
  • Investigation of recurrent or persistent infections
  • Medical management of infectious skin disease
  • Management of multidrug resistant skin infections such as MRSP/MRSA
  • Diagnosis and management of viral skin diseases

 

  Numerous budding Malassezia spp. yeasts amongst squames from the ear canal of a dog

Numerous budding Malassezia spp. yeasts amongst squames from the ear canal of a dog

 

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Infectious skin diseases

  • Investigation of recurrent or persistent infections
  • Medical management of infectious skin disease
  • Management of multidrug resistant skin infections such as MRSP/MRSA
  • Diagnosis and management of viral skin diseases

 

Numerous budding Malassezia spp. yeasts amongst squames from the ear canal of a dog

Numerous budding Malassezia spp. yeasts amongst squames from the ear canal of a dog

 

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Allergic skin diseases

     
  • Diagnosis and management of flea allergy dermatitis, food hypersensitivity and atopic dermatitis
  • Intradermal testing and allergen specific immunotherapy
  • Sub-lingual immunotherapy for atopic dermatitis
  • Multimodal therapy for allergic skin disease
  An intradermal test performed on the lateral thorax of a dog showing a number of mild positive reactions

An intradermal test performed on the lateral thorax of a dog showing a number of mild positive reactions

 

Marked lichenification and hyperpigmentation in a dog with atopic dermatitis

Marked lichenification and hyperpigmentation in a dog with atopic dermatitis

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Allergic skin diseases

  • Diagnosis and management of flea allergy dermatitis, food hypersensitivity and atopic dermatitis
  • Intradermal testing and allergen specific immunotherapy
  • Sub-lingual immunotherapy for atopic dermatitis
  • Multimodal therapy for allergic skin disease
An intradermal test performed on the lateral thorax of a dog showing a number of mild positive reactions

An intradermal test performed on the lateral thorax of a dog showing a number of mild positive reactions

 

Marked lichenification and hyperpigmentation in a dog with atopic dermatitis

Marked lichenification and hyperpigmentation in a dog with atopic dermatitis

 

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Immune mediated/autoimmune skin diseases

     
  • Investigation of erosive/ulcerative skin disease
  • Immune mediated pustular and crusting skin diseases
  • Depigmenting disorders
  • Vesicular and bullous skin diseases
  Ulcerated nodular lesions around the mouth of a dog due to reactive cutaneous histiocytosis

Ulcerated nodular lesions around the mouth of a dog due to reactive cutaneous histiocytosis

 

Annular skin lesions associated with vasculitis

Annular skin lesions associated with vasculitis

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Immune mediated/autoimmune skin diseases

  • Investigation of erosive/ulcerative skin disease
  • Immune mediated pustular and crusting skin diseases
  • Depigmenting disorders
  • Vesicular and bullous skin diseases
Ulcerated nodular lesions around the mouth of a dog due to reactive cutaneous histiocytosis

Ulcerated nodular lesions around the mouth of a dog due to reactive cutaneous histiocytosis

 

Annular skin lesions associated with vasculitis

Annular skin lesions associated with vasculitis

 

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Endocrine and metabolic skin diseases

     
  • Diagnosis and medical management
  • Multi-disciplinary approach with other accredited Willows’ Specialists
 

 

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Endocrine and metabolic skin diseases

  • Diagnosis and medical management
  • Multi-disciplinary approach with other accredited Willows’ Specialists

 

 

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Alopecia

     
  • Investigation of non-pruritic alopecia
  • Medical management of alopecia
  The typical appearance of cyclic flank alopecia in a Boxer dog

The typical appearance of cyclic flank alopecia in a Boxer dog

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Alopecia

  • Investigation of non-pruritic alopecia
  • Medical management of alopecia

 

The typical appearance of cyclic flank alopecia in a Boxer dog

The typical appearance of cyclic flank alopecia in a Boxer dog

 

 

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Keratinisation disorders

     
  • Investigation and diagnosis of scaling
  • Medical management of scaling dermatoses

 

  Profuse scaling present throughout the coat of a dog with pyoderma

Profuse scaling present throughout the coat of a dog with pyoderma

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Keratinisation disorders

  • Investigation and diagnosis of scaling
  • Medical management of scaling dermatoses

 

Profuse scaling present throughout the coat of a dog with pyoderma

Profuse scaling present throughout the coat of a dog with pyoderma

 

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Diseases of the claws

     
  • Investigation and diagnosis of claw disease
  • Medical and surgical management

 

   

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Diseases of the claws

  • Investigation and diagnosis of claw disease
  • Medical and surgical management

 

 

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Other cases suitable for referral:

     
  • Investigation of unknown causes of pruritus
  • Patients with refractory pruritus
  • Patients with unusual skin lesions
  • Patients with poorly controlled immune mediated or autoimmune disease requiring discussion of alternative treatment options
  • Cases requiring extra time and experience and counselling for their owners

 

   

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Other cases suitable for referral:

  • Investigation of unknown causes of pruritus
  • Patients with refractory pruritus
  • Patients with unusual skin lesions
  • Patients with poorly controlled immune mediated or autoimmune disease requiring discussion of alternative treatment options
  • Cases requiring extra time and experience and counselling for their owners

 

 

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On site state-of-the-art advanced imaging run by our Specialist Imaging team

     
  • Each imaging procedure tailored to the patient
  • Exceptionally high quality images aiding diagnosis
  • Interpretation and reporting of every scan by on-site Specialists

 

   

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On site state-of-the-art advanced imaging run by our Specialist Imaging team

  • Each imaging procedure tailored to the patient
  • Exceptionally high quality images aiding diagnosis
  • Interpretation and reporting of every scan by on-site Specialists

 

 

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Specialist-led anaesthesia team

     
  • Anaesthetic and analgesic protocols tailored to the individual patient
  • Extensive experience in anaesthesia

 

 

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Specialist-led anaesthesia team

  • Anaesthetic and analgesic protocols tailored to the individual patient
  • Extensive experience in anaesthesia

 

 

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Efficient case management

     
  • Cases seen at the earliest opportunity – urgent cases seen as a priority
  • Patients with otitis investigated efficiently usually as outpatients
  • In-house diagnostic microscopy and cytology performed during consultations to allow rapid diagnosis of skin diseases, avoiding unnecessary delay

 

 

 

TOP

Efficient case management

  • Cases seen at the earliest opportunity – urgent cases seen as a priority
  • Patients with otitis investigated efficiently usually as outpatients
  • In-house diagnostic microscopy and cytology performed during consultations to allow rapid diagnosis of skin diseases, avoiding unnecessary delay