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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 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
  • Hair loss

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 and 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

 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


Instructions for Ear Cleaning & Medicating

How to identify and treat an ear infection in your dog

ear infection







Summer skin problems in horses

summer skin problems in horses

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 We will return your inquiry within 48 hours. ​


 Stray animal policy


Stray animal policy

If you find a stray animal, please call the
Larimer Humane Society, 3501 E​. 74th St., Loveland, (Map​​), (970) 226-3647.

Please DO NOT bring stray animals to the hospital during these hours:
Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

The hospital will accept stray animals when the Humane Society is closed:
Monday-Friday 6 p.m.-8 a.m.
Saturday-Sunday 4 p.m.-8 a.m.​​​


 Check Today's Pollen Count


Pollen can aggravate your pet's skin issues and allergies. View your Local Pollen Count so you can be prepared.

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

(970) 297-5000

(970) 297-1205

(970) 297-5000