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Dermatology

Contact Information

Phone: 919.513.6543
Fax:     919.513.6563
Email:  vhcdermatology@ncsu.edu
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8AM-5PM
Appointments accepted through referral from primary veterinarian or directly from clients.

General Information

The Terry Center

red Cross Cadeceus

Emergency Service

Main Number: 919.513.6500
Small Animal Emergency: 919.513.6911
Large Animal Emergency: 919.513.6630
Hours:
Monday-Thursday 5PM-8AM
Friday 5PM-Monday 8AM

Open 24 hours on legal holidays.
No appointment needed.

Dermatology - Allergy Focus


Usual Receiving Days:
Dr. Olivry: Monday
Dr. Bizikova: Tuesday, Wednesday
By appointment only

Objectives

Our faculty specialize in the management of dogs with allergic diseases, especially atopic dermatitis and adverse food reactions.

We have special interest in the pharmacotherapy and immunotherapy of canine atopic dermatitis. New molecules and treatment protocols are investigated as an aid in the control of pruritus and skin lesions. Allergen-specific immunotherapy may be initiated after review of the degree of symptom reduction with pharmacotherapy, amount and type of medication required to control clinical signs and whether or not effective allergen avoidance is feasible.

facial skin lesions

Facial skin lesions, secondary to
scratching, in a dog with atopic
dermatitis

intravenous fluorescein

Intravenous fluorescein often is used
to visualize reactions during intradermal
testing in cats

In order to prescribe allergen-specific immunotherapy, our clinicians perform the following:

To reduce the cost of visits and/or allergy testing, the clinicians may offer clients to enter their pets in one of our studies. All studies have been approved by the University Animal Use Committee.

Current Research Projects

Contact our service for an update on current research projects.