Dr. Debbie Simpson BVSc MANZCVS (Small Animal Medicine) FANZCVS (Veterinary Dermatology)
Debbie completed a five year undergraduate veterinary degree at Massey University in New Zealand. On graduating in 2008 she was awarded the Pfizer (Zoetis) Internship at the Veterinary Specialist Group in Auckland, New Zealand – the opportunity to do this internship in her first year of practice was a wonderful experience and it was a privilege to work with the talented team of specialists at the Veterinary Specialist Group. During this year Debbie also worked as an emergency veterinarian on evenings and weekends at the Animal Emergency Centre.
In 2009 she moved to Australia to undertake a further internship at Veterinary Specialist Services in Brisbane which gave her more experience working with specialists in surgery and medicine. A residency in Veterinary Dermatology followed at the Melbourne Veterinary Specialist Centre from 2010-2013. In May 2013 she was accepted for further training at Cornell University in New York State with two of the most respected and best known veterinary dermatologists in the world, Dr Danny Scott and Dr Bill Miller.
In 2014 Debbie passed the Fellowship exams of the Australian & New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Veterinary Dermatology and is now a Registered Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology. In 2017 Debbie is the Head Examiner for the Dermatology Chapter of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists examining Dermatology Fellowship Candidates.
She has presented several times at the Science Week conference on the Gold Coast of Australia – in July 2010 on the topic of canine lymphoma and in July 2013 on the topic of feline pemphigus and recently gave a presentation to the Auckland Veterinary Society on the topic of feline atopy.
Publications include an original research paper on feline pemphigus and a case report on pyoderma gangrenosum for Veterinary Dermatology, a paper on hyperbaric oxygen therapy in the September and December 2009 issues of the Australian Veterinary Practitioner, which also won the Australian College of Veterinary Scientists medal and an undergraduate article on the subject of total ear canal ablation and bulla osteotomy in the newsletter of the Companion Animal Society of New Zealand.
In January 2016 Debbie left Melbourne and moved back to Auckland. She has started a brand new dermatology referral business called “The Skin Vet” which began seeing clients on the 5th April 2016.