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How can we help your pet's skin and ears?
We take pride in client communication and education to provide the most up-to-date information about treatment options for skin and ear disease.

Dermatologists are experts in the diagnosis and treatment of skin conditions. Dermatologists are also experts in the management of ear disease (otology) as many skin conditions may also involve the ear.

The dermatologists team at the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital provides diagnosis and treatment for skin and ear disease in many species including dogs, cats, horses, llamas, alpacas, cows, swine, and exotic animals.

Importantly, we are ready and able to work as a team with other specialty services to provide the highest level of care to your companion possible.​

 

 How Do I Make An Appointment?

 

​Call (970) 297-5000

Appointments are available on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and, with approval from the dermatologist, on Wednesday. Frequently, we are able to see your pet the same week you call to make your appointment.

 

 Dermatology Resources for Your Pet

 

How Can We Help You?

Common problems that are diagnosed and managed by the dermatology service are:

  • Allergies
  • Diseases of the ear
  • Bacterial and fungal infections
  • Skin parasites
  • Autoimmune and inflammatory conditions of the skin
  • Hair loss conditions

Diagnostic procedures and treatments we perform to address skin problems include:

  • Skin allergy testing
  • Cytology assessment for the presence of bacteria, yeast, and skin parasites
  • Skin cultures
  • Skin biopsies and examination of skin biopsies
  • Image documentation and archiving to document and assess treatment response
  • Our dermatology service is equipped and qualified to medically manage severe ear diseases, including infections of the middle and inner ear

Diagnostic procedures and treatments we provide for the ear include:

  • Video otoscopic imaging of the ear canal and ear drum with a state-of-the-art, high definition video otoscope for diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
  • Removal of foreign bodies from the ear
  • Deep ear flush of the middle ear
  • Biopsy of masses in the ear canal
  • CT and MRI imaging of the middle and inner ear
  • Image and video archiving to document procedures and assess treatment response

Contact a dermatology technician with questions at (970) 297-4463 or derm@colostate.edu. We will return your inquiry within 48 hours.

 

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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