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Dermatology & Allergy



About Dermatology & Allergy

Hundreds of skin diseases affect our animal companions, making their diagnosis and management both frustrating and challenging. The Dermatology Service at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals is headed by board-certified veterinary dermatologists with extensive training in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, coat, ear and nail problems including allergic skin disease, autoimmune/immune-mediated skin disorders, infectious and parasitic skin diseases, genetic skin and coat diseases, and acute and chronic ear diseases in all species.

Specialized diagnostic and treatment services include: intradermal allergy testing and allergen-specific immunotherapy, biopsy and dermatohistopathology, video otoscopy, myringotomy, and deep ear canal cleaning to name a few. The Dermatology Service also offers in-house consultations and collaborates closely with other specialty departments within the hospital to provide complete and comprehensive medical care for their patients.

Each pet is treated as an individual. Your dermatology clinician and their highly trained technical staff will work with you and your family veterinarian to come up with the best possible management plan for your pet.

Advanced Techniques

Our Doctors in Dermatology & Allergy

  • Ramon M. Almela
    Ramon M. Almela
    Assistant Professor
  • Tim Chan
    Tim Chan
    Specialty Intern II, Dermatology
  • Ekaterina Mendoza-Kuznetsova
    Ekaterina Mendoza-Kuznetsova
    Clinical Assistant Professor

Do you have emergency?

The Emergency Service at the Foster Hospital for Small Animals is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to help you and your pet. We serve central Massachusetts as a primary emergency hospital, and New England and beyond for referral of critically ill or injured pets.

Henry & Lois Foster Hospital for Small Animals

Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University
55 Willard St.
N. Grafton, MA 01536
Fax: 508-839-7951
Pharmacy: 508-887-4850