Phone: (571) 209-1161
Dermatology and Allergy Services for Animals

Pet dermatologist


Dermatology and Allergy Services for Animals

About the Practice

At Dermatology and Allergy Services for Animals, we know that many dermatologic conditions can be chronic and therefore extremely frustrating for pet owners. In most cases, we believe that the primary care veterinarian is more than capable of providing safe and effective therapy for a pet's skin disorder. However, in some cases, and in an effort to provide the latest and most effective treatment modalities, we are happy to serve as your veterinarian's partner to provide dermatology and allergy services. Our team of veterinary technicians is experienced, having received specific, advanced training and, we use state-of-the-art equipment to provide the highest standard of treatment available.

We schedule our initial consultations with enough time to review your pet's complete history and perform a thorough dermatological examination. Being located within a multidisciplinary referral hospital provides the added benefit of collaboration with a comprehensive team of board-certified specialists when appropriate. After each visit, a referral letter is sent to your primary care veterinarian detailing all clinical findings, laboratory test results, diagnoses and treatment recommendations. This close communication between your veterinarian, Dr. Bruce Hansen, and our staff is critical in maintaining the highest level of care for your pet.

Dermatology and Allergy for Animals Offers Diagnosis and Control of Many Skin Conditions, Including:

Allergy Evaluations:

  • Diagnosis and treatment of allergic skin diseases
  • Intradermal skin testing
  • Serum allergy testing
  • Dietary counseling and elimination of diet trials

Infectious and Parasitic Skin Diseases:

  • Treatment and management of sarcoptic and demodectic mange
  • Diagnosis and treatment of Malassezia dermatitis
  • Treatment of chronic and recurrent bacterial skin conditions
  • Deep fungal infections
  • Dermatophytosis
  • Leishmania

 Diagnosis and Treatment of Ear Disease:

  • Chronic or recurrent ear infections
  • CT and MRI evaluations
  • Treatment of middle ear infections
  • Deep ear flushing, myringotomy
  • Biopsy

Diagnosis and Management of Heritable Skin Conditions and Hair Growth Abnormalities:

  • Ichthyosis
  • Black hair follicular dysplasia/color dilute alopecia
  • Schnauzer comedone syndrome
  • Alopecia areata
  • Keratinization defects

Evaluation and Treatment of Endocrine Skin Conditions:

  • Hyperadrenocorticism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperestrogenism
  • Alopecia X

Foot and Claw Diseases:

  • Chronic and recurrent bacterial or yeast infections
  • Symmetrical lupoid onychitis
  • Necrolytic migratory erythema/superficial necrolytic dermatitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Neoplastic diseases

Autoimmune Diseases:

  • Cutaneous lupus/systemic lupus erythematosus
  • Pemphigus
  • Panniculitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Discoid lupus erythematosus 

Meet our Specialists

Bruce L. Hansen, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology