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“We take time and use our passion for pet health care to unravel the complex issues associated with skin and ear diseases”

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.

At Dermvet Skin & Ear Clinic, you have the opportunity to bring your pet to an experienced veterinary  dermatologist. We are 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 fantastic clinic is based at the Leicester Forest East branch of Bell, Brown and Bentley Veterinary Surgeons and is run by Veterinary Dermatologist and RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Veterinary Dermatology*, David Bentley. David has treated a variety of skin and ear cases and uses his experience and knowledge to offer your pet the very best care.

* For more information on the Advanced Practitioner Status, click here

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 you to decide on the best treatment options for you and your 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 you.

Our specialist team will ensure that you leave us with all of the information and advice that you need to ensure the long and short term protection of your pet’s ears and skin.

At the Dermvet Skin and Ear Clinic we see both first opinion and second opinion/referral cases. 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 01163 260402 or email us on dgb@dermvet.co.uk.

Ear conditions

Ear infections can cause your pet discomfort and in most cases pain. It’s therefore extremely important that you know how to prevent your pet from developing them, what the symptoms are and how they can be treated. For more information about ear conditions, click here.

Skin conditions

Just like you, your pet’s skin is their largest organ. However, unlike you your pet’s skin is covered in fur. For that reason it can often be difficult to spot skin conditions. For more information about how to identify skin problems and what to do if you’re concerned about your pet, click here.

Cytology

Cytology is the study of cells; this is a diagnostic tool we use regularly at Dermvet in order to gain important results regarding pet health quickly. To find out more about cytology and the benefits it can have, click here.

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Demodex injai from skin scraping

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Demodex injai

Only a few mites cause intense facial itch

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Eosinophilic Furunculosis

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Erythema Muliforme

after 7 weeks therapy

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Erythema Multiforme

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Rabbit Syphylis

after penicillin

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Rabbit Syphylis

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Scabies

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Skin & Ear conditions

To the left you can see some of the skin and ear diseases we are able to treat at Dermvet. It’s important that if your pet is showing signs of skin or ear problems, they are brought to see our specialist dermatologist as soon as possible.

To find out more about the conditions we can treat, please click here.