Diagnostic Services offered by Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty CenterDermatology Services

Overall Mission

Our overall mission for the dermatology service at EIVSC is to set standards of excellence in providing dermatology service to our clients. We are passionate about improving the quality of life for pets that have skin disease while at the same time provide exemplary customer service to their human companions.

We create a long-term relationship with our patients and their human companions for the best management of chronic skin diseases. When we are fully engaged with a client and their pet, we connect with and uplift the lives of our clients by improving their relationship and connection with their pet. It starts with the medical premise but our work goes far beyond that. It's really about improving the human-animal connection. We strive to manage our patients with the highest skill level and compassion that we would each want for our own pets. The dermatology service also has a commitment to expanding the level of veterinary dermatology knowledge in the local veterinary community by providing opportunities for continuing education through lectures and consultations.Your veterinarian may refer you to our board certified dermatologist when advanced dermatological care is needed. With extensive training and advanced diagnostic capabilities our dermatologist is able to diagnose and treat a wide variety of complicated acute and chronic conditions.

Our dermatologist, Dr. Graham, will work closely with your veterinarian to create a complete picture of your pet's medical history. A complete history and full diagnostic work up is essential in the development of a healthcare plan that addresses your pet's dermatological health issues and makes his or her comfort, priority number one.

Specialty Training

Diagnostic Services offered by Eastern Iowa Veterinary Specialty Center

Dr Graham's specialty training in dermatology has made her an expert in:

  • Diagnosis and management of allergic skin diseases (food allergy, atopic dermatitis, environmental allergies, flea allergy, and other insect hypersensitivity disorders)
  • Diagnosis and management of allergic asthma
  • Diagnosis and management of autoimmune/immune mediated skin diseases
  • Diagnosis and management of contact, vaccine and drug reactions
  • Diagnosis and management of hypersensitivity disorders
  • Diagnosis and management of congenital skin diseases
  • Diagnosis and management of endocrine or hormonal diseases (ie. Alopecia X, Hypothyroidism, Cushing's disease)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of infectious skin disease (bacterial, fungal or parasitic fleas, ticks, mange)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of skin cancer
  • Diagnosis and treatment of nail disorders and anal gland disease
  • Diagnosis and treatment of perianal fistulas
  • Diagnosis and treatment of alopecic (hair loss) disorders and hair follicular disorders
  • Diagnosis and treatment of psychogenic skin disease
  • Diagnosis and treatment of keratinization abnormalities
  • Intradermal (skin) allergy testing for environmental allergies
  • Formulation of allergen specific immunotherapy (hyposensitization/allergy shots)
  • Dermatohistopathology (skin biopsy collection and assessment)
  • Collection of deep tissue cultures, cytology and skin scrapings
  • Investigation and treatment of recurrent and severe ear diseases (ie. otitis): Video-otoscopy including myringotomy, deep canal cultures, evaluation of middle ear involvement, deep ear cleaning, ear drum evaluation, and polyp removal.
  • Equine dermatology and equine intradermal allergy testing

Meet our Dermatologist

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