Karri Beck

Dr Beck
Dr Beck

Dr. Beck received her veterinary medicine degree from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1996 and is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. She spent almost 14 years in general small animal practice and began her residency in veterinary dermatology in 2009. In 2012, she became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.

Dr. Beck has been with the 404 since 2012, where she treats a variety of dermatological conditions including allergies, skin infections, immune-mediated diseases and ear problems. In addition to her passion for Dermatology, she also has a passion for running and cycling and has represented Canada in five world duathlon championships. Dr. Beck also enjoys spending time with her son, Josh, and family pets.


BSc, University of Guelph, ON (1991)

DVM, Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph, ON (1996)

Advanced Clinical Training

Advanced Clinical Training: Veterinary Dermatology Residency. Veterinary Emergency Clinic and Referral Centre. 2009-2012.


Specialization: Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology


Prevalence of Methicilin-resistant Staphylococcus pseudintermedius (MRSP) from skin and carriage sites of dogs after treatment of their methicillin-resistant and methicillin-sensitive staphylococcal pyoderma. Beck, KB, Waisglass SE, Dick H, Weese JS. Veterinary Dermatology 2012; 23: 369-67.

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Dermatological conditions in dogs and cats are very common; in fact, they are one of the most common reasons dogs present to their family veterinarian. There are many different skin diseases recognized in the dog and cat. Many conditions look almost identical, making dermatology a very challenging specialty. A thorough history and subtle clinical differences will aid in the diagnosis and treatment of these often frustrating disorders.

Our board-certified veterinary dermatologists have special training in diagnosing and treating skin and ear disorders. Allergies, both environmental and food, are the most common disorders dealt with by veterinary dermatologists. Our highly experienced doctors focus on getting to the root of your pet’s skin disorder, while utilizing various treatments to keep them as comfortable as possible while addressing the underlying cause.

To book an appointment with one of our dermatology departments please contact your family veterinarian to assist you.

For more information on the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, please click here.

Dermatology services provided at the 404 include:

  • Allergic Dermatitis
  • Intradermal Allergy Testing
  • Skin Infections (bacterial, fungal)
  • Ear Diseases
  • Video Otoscopy
  • Immune-Mediated Disease
  • Parasitic Skin Disease
  • Paw and Nail Disorders
  • Nasal Disorders
  • Skin Cancers and Skin Manifestations of Internal Disease
404 Veterinary Emergency and Referral Hospital

510 Harry Walker Parkway South

Newmarket, ON L3Y 0B3

Main: 905-953-1933

Fax: 905-953-8845

Hospital Hours:

    Mon-Sun: Open 24 hours

Referral Hours:

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