Who are The Skin Vet?
The Skin Vet is a specialist practice which only sees referral cases. We are highly trained and skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of skin and ear disease, including (but not limited to) allergic diseases, immune-mediated conditions, congenital and hereditary conditions, neoplasia and infectious diseases. All members of our team are committed to undergo continuing education courses every year to make sure we remain at the forefront of our field.
The aims of the Skin Vet team
The Skin Vet aims to provide you, your pet and your referring veterinarian with the best service possible. We promise to listen to your needs and concerns, and will use our advanced training to come up with a treatment plan for your pet’s condition based on the most current medical advice, along with a practical and effective approach to medical care.
Where is the Skin Vet team located?
Specific Directions, times and facility care days:
The Skin Vet is based at two different locations: The Strand Vet in Parnell and Animates in Glen Innes. We are lucky to work together with specialists in other fields of veterinary medicine including imaging, surgery, internal medicine and ophthalmology. We believe that the best care relies on a collaborative approach to the diagnosis and treatment of your pets condition – key members of the team are not only ourselves, but also you as the owner, your regular veterinarian and specialist veterinarians in other areas when required.
What to bring to your first appointment and what to expect on the first visit.
An initial consultation at The Skin Vet will take approximately 60 – 90 minutes. At an initial consultation, we will ask you to bring with you any referral information from your primary care vet and a client visit form which you can download and print out. This allows us to condense the sometimes complicated and lengthy history to allow us to obtain the critical information to allow us to form a diagnostic plan for your animal. Please do not feed your pet the day of your appointment. Give them dinner as normal the night before, then do not feed them from midnight onwards. You do not need to restrict access to water. This means we will have the option of doing an anaesthetic or performing sedation the same day as your appointment if required, which may save you a visit on another day. Please do not shampoo them for at least a week before the initial appointment as we like to see your pet “au natural”, i.e. in their natural state. This helps us with working out what their skin problem may be. Washing them can remove valuable clues!!