Alison Shearer BVetMed CertSAD MRCVS runs regular clinics at Beechwood Veterinary Hospital offering a referral service for colleagues dealing with problem skin and ear cases.
Facilities are available for the investigation and treatment of all types of skin and ear disease, including intradermal skin testing. Advanced ear surgery is available, if clinically indicated after appropriate dermatological investigation, through the existing Beechwood surgical service.
A full written history, or a copy of the clinical notes, is required as are all relevant laboratory reports. Ideally treatment should be withdrawn at least seven days before the first appointment. If this is an issue please get in touch.
Referring veterinary surgeons are sent a prompt written report after each examination.
Instructions for owners of referred pets
If your pet has an ongoing skin or ear problem your vet may feel that referral for in depth investigation and treatment is the best way forward. Your own veterinary surgeon will contact us with your details and we can then arrange your dermatology referral appointment.
If you have any queries prior to your first appointment please telephone 01302 534999 and we will be happy to help.
Dermatology clinics are usually held on Wednesdays. The first appointment will last 90 minutes. Ideally all treatments should cease at least seven days before your first appointment. In this way we can see the disease as it really is, not modified by medications. Your own veterinary surgeon will advise on how any existing medicines should be withdrawn. If this is an issue please get in touch.
No food should be given after 7pm the day before your appointment. Animals more recently fed may not be able to have any necessary tests, sedation or anaesthesia. If this is a problem, a diabetic cat or dog for instance, please speak to your own vet. There is no need to withdraw water.
Most cases are seen on an outpatient basis. Others may be admitted for further tests or treatment. Your own veterinary surgeon will be sent a comprehensive written report after each examination.