Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists


Our board-certified dermatologist is trained to diagnose and treat all types of veterinary ear, skin, nail & hair conditions.
Veterinary Services


Does your pet spend a lot of time chewing, licking, itching or scratching? They could have an underlying dermatological disorder causing these symptoms which can not only be frustrating for you, but very uncomfortable for your pet as well.

At Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists, our board-certified dermatologist is trained to treat all types of dermatological conditions pertaining to the ears, skin, nails and hair. One of the most common reasons owners take their pets to their general practitioner is for skin disease; a board-certified dermatologist deals with more advanced conditions, diagnostics and treatments. Our team works closely with clients and their general practice veterinarian in developing a treatment plan suited best for the pet and their unique needs.

Common signs of dermatological issues:

  • Redness
  • Itching
  • Biting
  • Scratching
  • Abnormal skin lesions
  • Hair loss
  • Head shaking
  • Signs of advanced ear disease may include head tilt, off balance and/or decreased blinking.


Common Dermatology Conditions:

  • Alopecia (hair loss)
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Atypical mycobacterial infections
  • Autoimmune skin disease
  • Bacterial, fungal or viral infections
  • Chronic itching
  • Ear infections
  • Endocrine conditions including hypothyroidism, hyperadrenocorticism (Cushing’s Disease) and adrenal sex hormone alopecias
  • Feline miliary dermatitis
  • Food allergy
  • Footpad abnormalities
  • Hereditary problems
  • Hormonal issues
  • Inflammatory skin problems in cats (EGC)
  • Keratinization defects
  • Nail and nail bed diseases
  • Parasitic conditions including fleas, Demodex, Sarcoptes and Cheyletiella
  • Skin cancer
  • Skin infections
  • Yeast infections


Dermatology Services:

  • Intradermal and blood environmental testing
  • Immunotherapy oral or injectable
  • Food allergy work-up
  • Cytology of the ear with an advanced microscope 
  • Fungal and bacterial cultures
  • Video-Otoscopy, ear flushing, and myringotomy to prevent end-stage ear disease
  • Skin biopsies
  • Local mass removals without general anesthesia
  • CO2 laser surgery (coming soon for skin and ear surgery)
  • Superficial and deep skin scraping
  • CT scans

Dermatology will be taking appointments primarily at our Buzzards Bay location, and periodically at our Dennis location.