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Veterinary Dermatology

ACCESS Specialty Animal Hospitals offers veterinary dermatology services at our ACCESS – San Fernando Valley (Department of Dermatology ).

Our veterinary dermatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, ear, and nail disorders. Your pet is susceptible to a variety of these disorders, but the good news is that the problem is often literally on the surface. Some symptoms that indicate that your pet might suffer from skin or ear disease are chronic itching, scratching, licking, chewing, recurrent ear infections, and hair loss.

While some dermatological conditions can be diagnosed and treated by your primary veterinarian, some cases require specialized testing and the expertise of a doctor with advanced training in the field who can recognize these different dermatological conditions. Some of the diseases that our veterinary dermatologists treat are:

  • Infectious skin diseases (bacterial, fungal, viral)
  • Allergies (environmental, food, contact, flea)
  • Autoimmune skin disorders
  • Skin cancers
  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Ear disorders

Our services, tests, and procedures result in the most effective and safe care for your pet. Our state-of-the-art hospital is equipped with technology that allows us to perform advance testing and diagnostics. Some of the tests routinely performed by our experienced dermatologists include:

  • Cytology (microscopic examination of tissue samples)
  • Allergy testing
  • Superficial and deep skin scrapes
  • Video otoscopy (a procedure to examine the deeper parts of the ear canal, the eardrum, and the middle ear)
  • Bacterial and fungal culture testing
  • Skin biopsy
  • CT scan
  • Trichogram (microscopic examination of hair shafts)

To find out more, please contact William Oldenhoff, DVM, DACVD at:

(818) 887-2262

ACCESS – San Fernando Valley
20051 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hills, CA 91364