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Contact Information

Phone: 919.513.6543
Fax:     919.513.6563
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
Monday-Thursday 5PM-8AM
Friday 5PM-Monday 8AM

Open 24 hours on legal holidays.
No appointment needed.


The Veterinary Dermatology Service provides professional dermatology service to veterinarians and their clients. Referrals for all aspects of veterinary dermatology are welcome, but there is a special interest in ear, allergic and autoimmune diseases. Equine patients with skin diseases are seen in collaboration with equine medicine faculty.

This service has three main areas of special interest:

What is a veterinary dermatologist?

A veterinary dermatologist is a veterinarian who has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of animals with benign and malignant disorders of the skin, mouth, hair and nails. A veterinary dermatologist also has had significant training and is experienced in the treatment of allergic disorders. They have completed a residency (specialty training) program in diseases of the skin and they have passed a board examination certifying their expertise in this field. These individuals are recognized as specialists ("diplomates") by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, one of the specialty organizations affiliated with the American Veterinary Medical Association.

They diagnose and treat:

They perform specialized diagnostic procedures including:

Treatments include:

It is important for specialists to stay abreast of new diseases and improvements in the diagnosis and therapy of already recognized disorders. This is accomplished through continuing education. As mentioned, continuing education is a requirement for maintaining board certification.