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What to Expect at Your Appointment
Your companion will be treated by a team of enthusiastic individuals ready and able to work with you, other specialty services, and your primary care veterinarian to provide the highest level of care possible. A thorough examination of your companion and a discussion of their medical history will also be obtained. We take pride in education and communication to provide you with the most up-to-date treatment options for your companion. For this reason, our appointment times are generous, often 2-3 hours for the initial consultation.
 
New clients can expedite their check-in time by filling out a History Form. Otherwise, we kindly ask that you arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time to complete paperwork.
 
Dermatology clients can expect the following at their appointment: 
  1. A senior veterinary student will greet you and your pet in the lobby.

  2. A history and physical examination will then be performed in an examination room by the veterinary student.

  3. The student will present their findings to the dermatology veterinarian.

  4. The dermatology veterinarian will then speak to you about your pet, and perform a thorough skin and/or ear evaluation in the examination room.

  5. Non-invasive diagnostic samples from the skin and ear may be taken in the examination room during the exam.

  6. The dermatology veterinarian will discuss diagnostic plan options with you and can provide a financial estimate for you.

  7. The dermatology veterinarian will discuss the findings of diagnostic tests with you and review the therapeutic options for your pet. 

  8. If further diagnostics are required (intradermal skin testing, biopsies, ear flush), these generally will be performed during the afternoon, and your pet will be discharged later that day. To provide the best care for your pet, some procedures may be performed on a different day.

 

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Contact Us:
Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523

Phone:
(970) 297-5000

Fax:
(970) 297-1205

Appointments:
(970) 297-5000