Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders.
Human and animal skin diseases are often similar, which means an overlap in training for all dermatologists. But animal skin disorders can be as varied as the pets who visit a veterinarian—sometimes even occurring in only one type of animal. Just imagine the difference in skin disease between a puppy and a pet lizard. Veterinary dermatologists require extensive education and training to recognize, diagnose and treat such a wide range of skin conditions. In fact, today there are only a few hundred ACVD board-certified dermatologists practicing worldwide.
Veterinary Dermatology Specialists are trained in an extremely wide range of treatment options to address problems ranging from allergies to skin cancer. And a dermatology issue can actually be much more than skin deep, indicating an internal disease. Expertise in internal medicine, immunology, and allergy helps veterinary dermatologists work with the larger picture of an animal’s health that skin can provide.
Dr. Mitchell Song completed his specialty training and residency at the University of California at Davis, College of Veterinary Medicine. He is board-certified in dermatology by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.
We are experts in managing many diseases and problems of the skin including:
Environmental allergies (atopic dermatitis)
Recurrent bacterial skin infections
Methicillin-resistant bacterial skin infections
Ear disease (otitis externa)
Superficial and deep fungal infections (ringworm)
Autoimmune and immune-mediated skin disease (lupus)
Hormone replacement therapy
Allergy Testing and Immunotherapy
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Cryosurgery and Cryotherapy
Hormone Replacement Therapy
Plastic and Cutaneous Surgery
Skin Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment
Total Ear Canal Ablation (TECA)
Video Otoscopy and Surgery
American College of Veterinary Dermatology https://www.acvd.org/