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


David Bentley at BBBvetAt Dermvet Skin and Ear Clinic we endeavour to maintain the highest standards of care for your pet. We specialise in dog and cat skin conditions and infections as well as complex ear diseases, while offering comprehensive consultations and treatment.

The clinic is based at the Leicester Forest East branch of Bell, Brown and Bentley Veterinary Surgeons and is run by David Bentley BVSc Cert. SAD MRCVS  who is an  RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Dermatology.

Access to our state-of-the-art laboratory and the use of revolutionary equipment, including the Storz Video Otoscope, means that we can offer full diagnosis and treatment possibilities which other veterinary practices can’t.

Video Otoscopy at Dermvet

Using specialist equipment and a knowledgeable veterinary team, we are able to offer your pet unrivalled care and give time and patience to the diagnostic processes. It’s important that we eliminate all other conditions before treating your pet, ensuring that they receive efficient treatment as a result.

Veterinary Dermatologist David, qualified as a vet in 1982 with a BVSc from Liverpool University and has been working in a 100% companion animal practice ever since.

He decided to enrol for the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeon’s (RCVS) Certificate in Small Animal Dermatology (Cert.SAD)  in 1990 as he recognised the lack of knowledge of veterinary dermatology in the profession at that time.  After four years of intense study  he gained his Cert.SAD in September 1994. This involved the presentation of a casebook of 15 dermatological cases fully referenced and suitable for publication in a professional journal, as well as sitting written, practical and oral examinations.

Since then, David has been seeing both first and second opinion and referral skin cases, in addition to general small animal work that he shares with colleagues at Bell, Brown and Bentley Veterinary Surgeons. He has also taken a keen interest in ear surgery and to this date has completed over 280 Total Ear Canal Ablations (TECA) in dogs and cats with intractable ear disease.  Since March 2015 he  has been designated an  RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Dermatology.

David BentleyAs a member of both the British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group and the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology, David recognises that there have been major advances in the understanding and treatment of small animal skin and ear diseases. To ensure that his knowledge and methods are up-to-date he regularly attends courses and conferences relating to veterinary dermatology, both in the UK and abroad.

David is extremely passionate about veterinary dermatology  and with his  knowledge  and surgical skills is able  to offer a complete service for the treatment of companion animal ear disease.

If you’ve noticed skin or ear problems in your pet, it’s vital that you contact specialised veterinary professionals before symptoms worsen. To book an appointment with our Veterinary Dermatologist, simply call us on 01163 260402 or email us on dgb@dermvet.co.uk.