Our dermatology experts provide comprehensive dermatological exams, assessment and diagnostic tests and develop specific treatment plans for patients with various skin and ear problems, from simple to more complex and challenging diseases.

Large Animal Hospital,
Lewis Small Animal Hospital,
Piper Equine Hospital

Make an appointment

Phone number

Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 3:30 p.m.
Technicians available weekdays 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please note that our Dermatology Clinicians will be attending a conference and the Dermatology Service will be limited from Thursday, August 24 to Tuesday, September 4, 2023. During this time we will not be available for consults. Please feel free to touch base via [email protected] for any other inquiries. Thank you for your understanding.


1365 Gortner Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
United States

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  • Guidance on performing an elimination diet trial
  • Examine and develop treatment plans for patients with skin problems
  • Conduct allergy testing (intradermal skin tests, blood/serum tests)
  • Perform skin biopsies, skin scrapings, and cytology
  • Perform trichograms
  • Perform fungal cultures
  • Treat acute and chronic ear problems
  • Perform ear flushing
  • Perform cryosurgery on selected skin tumors

What to expect

Allow two hours for the first-time appointment exam. Some medications interfere with skin test results and should be withdrawn prior to testing. Dermatology technicians can discuss special conditions with the client if requested prior to the appointment.

Special equipment

  • Allergy skin test materials
  • Ear flush equipment
  • Video otoscope

Please complete the appropriate form, based on whether you are a pet owner or a referring Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (rDVM).

Dermatology Client Questionnaire Form

Dermatology rDVM Questionnaire Form



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