Dermatology for Animals consults from Veterinary Specialist Services (VSS) and has been providing the specialised care of dermatology in small animals, for over two decades.

There are hundreds of different diseases recognised to affect the skin of animals. Unfortunately, the skin can only react in a limited number of ways; making many of these diseases appear very similar. Often there are only subtle differences in the clinical appearance, history, or response to treatment allowing these diseases to be differentiated.

Our dermatologists and veterinarians have all received advanced training in their field and are able to identify these differences and formulate the most direct and cost effective diagnostic investigation.

We remain current on new research and developments by attending conferences both internationally and in Australia, are actively involved in research projects and have access to the world's journals through our association with the University of Queensland. Whilst the majority of the practice is concerned with diseases in dogs and cats we also see equine, exotic, and wildlife cases.

What our specialist dermatology team can help you with

These symptoms may indicate the need to be referred to a veterinary dermatologist:
  • Excessive Scratching
  • Repeated rubbing (especially eyes and face)
  • Skin chewing or biting
  • Rubbing or scooting against carpet or other surfaces
  • Flaky dry skin
  • Hair loss

Our specialist dermatology team and locations

To learn more about our specialist dermatology team and the locations you'll find them, please visit the pages below:

For more detailed information, please visit the Dermatology for Animals website at or contact us on 1300 275 468