Dermatology Services for Pets

Dermatology Services for Pets

Just like humans, your pet wants to be comfortable in their skin and fur. Pets can suffer from dermatitis, yeast infections, ringworm, hair loss, skin tumours, mange, fleas and ticks. Luckily for pet owners’ issues relating to skin, hair and nails are very easy to spot in their loving pets.

What are signs that my pet may have skin issues?

Each pet is different and may display one or more signs of skin problems. As a pet owner, please pay close attention to:

  • Thinning hair/dull coat
  • Smelly fur
  • Redness
  • Bald patches
  • Lumps or rashes
  • Dandruff
  • Incessant scratching or itching. (Sometimes pets will even bite themselves to manage the discomfort.)
  • If you suspect your pet is suffering from a skin condition we strongly recommend scheduling an appointment at 604.858.6560
    or email us at reception@valleyvetservices.com.

    How can skin disease be treated in pets?

    The most common advice given to pet parents is to avoid trying to solve the issue on your own based on internet information. Our veterinarians are very capable and experienced in treating skin issues. Together with our technicians, we can diagnose and develop specialized treatments for your pet.

    Last updated: July 13, 2021

    Dear Clients,

    Our first and foremost priority remains the health and safety of our clients and staff, while maintaining our high standard of quality veterinary patient care. We have all experienced the unpredictability of this pandemic and feel strongly that adopting a cautious strategy is in the best interest of keeping everyone as safe as possible.

    Our plan going forward will be to start slowly.  

    1. The following changes are effective as of Thursday, July 15, 2021:

    2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you’re unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

    3. We are still OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the “Online Consultation” link.

    We will continue to keep you advised of each step of our process as we move forward to a tentative full reopening in a few short weeks. We are so excited to start this reopening plan and can't wait to welcome ALL of you back into the clinic.

    – Your dedicated team at Valley Veterinary Services