Our hospital offers extensive Dermatology Services with Dr. Kinga Gortel. As a board-certified veterinary dermatologist Dr. Gortel specializes in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of benign and malignant disorders of the ears, skin, mouth, hair, and nails and in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic disorders in pets.

Dermatology services offered include the assessment and treatment of:

• allergic skin disease, including
• intradermal allergy testing and/or serologic allergy testing for indoor and outdoor environmental allergens
• allergen-specific immunotherapy (hyposensitization, “allergy shots”)
• oral and topical therapies for management of allergic symptoms tailored to each patient
• ear diseases, including
• video otoscopic examination, ear canal flushing, and myringotomy/middle ear flushing for patients with chronic or recurrent otitis
• identification and treatment of predisposing, primary, and perpetuating causes for recurrent otitis externa
• chronic recurrent pyoderma, including methicillin-resistant staphylococci
• fungal skin diseases such as Malassezia dermatitis and dermatophytosis, including testing and immunotherapy for Malassezia hypersensitivity
• alopecic and endocrine disorders, immune-mediated diseases, nail and footpad disorders, parasitic skin diseases, skin cancers and paraneoplastic syndromes

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