Animal Dermatology Clinic

Animal Dermatology Clinic Services: Complete Care for Your Pet’s Skin Health

three beagle puppies cuddled togetherSkin health plays a vital role in your pet’s overall well-being. At Animal Medical Center in Covington, Louisiana, we understand how important it is to keep your pet’s skin healthy. Our dermatology services range from allergy testing to parasite prevention, ensuring your pet receives the best care possible. Here’s a closer look at how we can help your pet achieve optimal skin health.

Understanding Pet Skin Conditions

Pets can suffer from a variety of skin conditions that may cause discomfort and affect their quality of life. Common issues include allergies, skin infections, and parasite infestations.

  • Allergies: Pets can have allergies triggered by environmental factors like pollen, food ingredients, or flea bites.
  • Skin Infections: Bacterial and fungal infections can cause irritation, itching, and hair loss.
  • Parasite Infestations: Fleas, ticks, and mites can lead to intense itching and secondary infections.
  • Inflammatory Conditions: Hot spots, mange, and other inflammatory skin conditions can cause severe itching and sores.

The Role of an Animal Dermatology Clinic

An animal dermatology clinic can diagnose and treat many of these skin conditions. At Animal Medical Center, our team of experienced veterinarians provides quality care to identify the root cause of your pet’s symptoms and develop a treatment plan. This approach ensures effective management of persistent or complex skin issues.

Dermatology Services at Animal Medical Center

At Animal Medical Center, we offer a range of dermatology services tailored to your pet’s needs, including the following:

Allergy Testing and Treatment

Allergies can cause chronic itching, redness, and irritation in pets. Our clinic conducts thorough allergy testing to pinpoint the exact allergens affecting your pet. We offer state-of-the-art laboratory testing, including blood tests and cytology, to identify environmental and food allergies quickly and accurately.

Once we identify the allergens, we create a treatment plan. Our treatment options cover a broad spectrum of needs that may include dietary changes, medicated baths, and immunotherapy (allergy shots)

Treatment for Skin Infections and Hot Spots

Bacterial and fungal infections can lead to hot spots, hair loss, and constant scratching. Our team carefully examines your pet’s skin and performs diagnostic tests to identify the type of infection. We use a variety of treatment methods, including medicated baths, antibiotics, and antifungal medications, to clear up the infection and soothe your pet’s skin. Our top-of-the-line care makes us one of the best veterinary clinics in Louisiana.

Parasite Prevention and Control

Parasites like fleas, ticks, and mites can wreak havoc on your pet’s skin. We emphasize the importance of parasite prevention and offer several options, including topical treatments, collars, and oral medications. Our veterinarians will recommend the most suitable preventive measure based on your pet’s lifestyle and specific needs.

Management of Chronic Skin Conditions

Chronic skin conditions such as hypothyroidism, Cushings Disease, and allergic skin/GI conditions require long-term management. Our team works closely with you to develop a plan that includes regular monitoring, medications, and dietary adjustments. We aim to keep your pet comfortable and minimize flare-ups.

Nutritional Counseling

A proper diet is essential for healthy skin. Food allergies can cause itching and gastrointestinal issues in pets. Our nutritional counseling services help identify food allergies and recommend hypoallergenic diets that improve your pet’s skin health. We work with you to find the best dietary solution for your pet.

Personalized Approach to Pet Skin Health

We believe that each pet is unique and deserves a personalized approach to their dermatology needs. Our veterinarians take the time to conduct thorough examinations and understand your pet’s history before developing a treatment plan. We follow up with you regularly to ensure your pet responds well to the treatment and adjust the plan if needed.

Meet Our Veterinary Team

katie and lindsay with sign

Animal Medical Center is led by Drs. Katie Bannerman and Lindsay Herzog, co-owners and dedicated veterinarians. They both have a deep commitment to providing exceptional and compassionate care to all pets.

  • Dr. Katie Bannerman earned her degree from the LSU School of Veterinary Medicine in 2008. Her specialties include endocrinology and soft tissue surgery. In her free time, she enjoys spending quality moments with her husband and four children.
  • Dr. Lindsay Herzog graduated from LSU’s veterinary program in 2005. She is passionate about dentistry and has focused her career on small animal medicine. She lives on a hobby farm with her husband and two daughters, where they enjoy outdoor activities together.

Schedule and Appointment Today

For high-quality pet dermatology services, Animal Medical Center is your trusted partner in Covington. We offer a range of treatments, from allergy testing to parasite prevention, to keep your pet’s skin healthy. Call us at (985) 893-1616 to schedule an appointment or visit our clinic at 904 S. Tyler St., Covington, LA 70433. Your pet’s skin health is our priority!