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    Dermatology

    Head Veterinarian: Rania Farmaki

Dermatology Department

One of the most common causes for bringing a pet to a veterinary clinic is skin disorders. Proper diagnosis and further confirmation of said diagnosis through lab tests are pivotal so as to permanently cure skin disorders and subsequently prevent any recurrence. At Plakentia Veterinary Clinic we offer comprehensive diagnosis of any dermatological condition by a veterinary dermatology specialist with relevant training and vast hands-on experience. As part of its activities, the Dermatology Department monitors all patients until they have been completely cured, while in interminable cases, treatment is individualized, based on the needs and special requirements of each animal. The Dermatology Department offers its services to most animal species. Specifically, it caters for dogs, cats, rodents, lagomorphs, reptiles and horses by appointment. At Plakentia Veterinary Clinic, we can diagnose and treat a wide range of dermatological conditions, such as:

  • Pruritus (itching) and itching skin conditions
  • Alopecic (hair loss) skin conditions/dermatitis
  • Allergic dermatitis
  • Otitis
  • Bacterial dermatitis, including staphylococcus-resistant strains
  • Autoimmune/immunologic skin disorders
  • Endocrinosis
  • Seborrhoeic dermatitis
  • Skin tumors
  • Rare hereditary skin disorders
  • Onychopathy/onychitis
  • Decubitus ulcers

The following exams are performed at the Clinic:

  • Testing for skin parasites
  • Testing for skin fungal infections, including dermatophytosis
  • Diagnosis of bacterial dermatitis caused by resistant bacteria and methicillin-resistant staphylococcus
  • Detection of environmental allergens through serum and intradermal testing
  • Testing for presence of mites in the dog's living environment
  • Testing for food allergies with hypoallergenic diet testing
  • Skin biopsy for histology exams
  • Complete blood count and biochemical analysis
  • Endocrine testing
  • Evaluation and diagnosis of skin swelling
  • Skin cancer staging and proposed chemotherapy regimen
  • Otoscopy and video otoscopy, as well as guided outer ear canal irrigation
  • Testing for leishmaniasis

We undertake to perform immunotherapy on allergic animals (for atopic dermatitis and sensitivity to environmental allergens).