Arkansas Veterinary Emergency & Specialists offers dermatology services by an ACVD board-certified dermatologist who can diagnose and treat a wide range of skin conditions in pets. Our dermatology department is committed to keeping pets healthy using cutting-edge care with the utmost compassion.
Dr. Tina Brown is a board-certified dermatologist who has completed advanced training at one of the foremost veterinary dermatology universities in the world.
She offers the following dermatology services to aid in the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders:
Intradermal testing is the most reliable allergy skin test for dogs and cats. It allows us to test for dozens of pet allergens including dander, weeds and trees.
There are a variety of chronic and inflammatory skin conditions that can affect dogs and cats, but some are more common than others. These include infectious skin diseases, dander-related disorders, congenital skin diseases and hormone-related skin diseases.
At the beginning of the dermatology appointment, Dr. Brown will ask you a series of questions to gather some background information to aid in the diagnosis of your pet's condition. She will then use the diagnostic tools at our in-house laboratory to determine the cause of your pet’s skin condition.
Once Dr. Brown has determined the cause of your pet's skin condition, she will develop a plan to treat it. Treatment may include a prescription medication, shampoo/conditioner, an ear flush, allergy vaccines, or simple changes to your pet’s environment. We mix all pet allergy vaccines in-house, which allows for faster, more affordable refills.
If we determine that long-term treatment is required for a condition that can't be cured, we will work closely with your primary care veterinarian to customize a plan to meet your pet’s needs.