How to Prepare for Your Pet’s Visit
Prior to arrival at your first visit, please fill out the online Client Information and History Form.
Your timely arrival will help the veterinary dermatologist remain on schedule, thus limiting your time and other client’s time in our office.
It is best if you avoid grooming your pet and administering antihistamines and/or steroids before your first visit to our office. Please discuss a safe withdrawal protocol with your pet’s family veterinarian or our office staff. If withdrawal from these medications is not possible due to severe reactions, do not worry, the veterinary dermatologist can discuss options during your first visit.
The veterinary dermatologist will review medical records provided by your pet’s family veterinarian and historical information regarding your perceptions of the dermatologic problem. He/she will perform a thorough examination and basic diagnostics so that therapy can be instituted. If necessary, the doctor will recommend advanced diagnostics.
- Office hours are 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Doctors’ hours are by appointment only.
- Please ask your veterinarian to send a copy of your pet’s pertinent medical records, such as tests results and medications used.
- Do not bathe your pet prior to your visit. Certain medications such as antihistamines, tranquilizers, or steroids may interfere with some tests such as intradermal allergy testing. Its best if you check with this office about discontinuing certain medications which might interfere with tests prior to consultation.
- If you find it necessary to cancel your appointment, 24-hour notice is appreciated.
- Please do not feed your pet the morning of the appointment in case blood work or sedation is needed.