Three Veterinary Dermatologist Near Raleigh

Skin disease is one of the worst things that can happen to your pet. Most of the time it is something minor that your Veterinarian can take care of.

We have all seen dogs with huge cones like great megaphones stuck on their heads. We see the places they chewed covered with creams and gels. Those are minor skin irritants like flea bites, scratches and dry spots. These your local vet has all the skill needed to correct.

It is not always the case. We had a dog, Bucky, a small golden spaniel. Bucky was rescue door, rescued first by a shelter in Raeford and rescued from the shelter by us. He had a few minor problems.

His owner had dumped in on the side of Interstate 95. Probably thought someone would hit him and that would be the end. You see Bucky was totally blind. His sight had been lost to cataracts.

Good old Bucky didn’t get hit. He survived, probably for some time. Turns out his eyes didn’t work, but his nose did. If there was something edible he found it.

When they took him into the shelter, they gave up on him immediately. They wrote him off as a lost cause. Who would want a blind dog with his dirty hair splotchy, wormy and foul smelling breath even for a dog?

They hadn’t met my wife. She fell in love with Bucky the moment she saw him. He was the sorriest, most pathetic dog there ever was.

Within a few months she had him clean of all the internal diseases. She had even taken care of the foul breath, not that I checked closely on that.

There was one thing neither she nor our Vet could correct. He had beautiful blond hair with areas missing. These areas were covered with a pink scale. The Vet was baffled.

It turned out that Bucky was such a loving happy little dog, that even a grouch like me was ready to pay dearly to safe his little hide. And it would be dear.

Dermatologists in the Veterinary world are as rare as they are in the human doctor world. There may be some who do not hang out their shingle; I have found only six in North Carolina.

When my wife was looking she was referred to the University of North Carolina, School of Veterinary Science.

I had the pleasure of bring the dog in. I think it may have been Cherie Pucheu-Haston, DVM, who treated Bucky. I am really uncertain of this, as they made me wait outside. I was after all just the courier.

After several visits they discovered the truth. Bucky, who ate anything, was allergic to almost everything. With a little change of diet to Kangaroo, Becky’s hair came back, the splotches disappeared and for the next two years we had one of the sweetest little lap dogs you can imagine. Though Bucky finally succumbed to cancer, we are very pleased he was able to live his last years with us and without pain.

If you have a dog that needs diagnosis about a skin or related problem here are several places you can get assistance in North Carolina. With the assistance of a good Veterinary Dermatologist, your own Vet should be able to provide excellent care for your pet.

First is the North Carolina Veterinary College and the team of veterinarians there:

Dr. Amy Randall
Carolina Veterinary Specialists
501 Nichols Road
Greensboro, NC 27509
(336) 632-0605

Hilary A. Jackson, BVM&S DVD, MRCVS
Dermatology Clinical Assistant
NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine
4700 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh NC, 27606
Ph. (919) 513-6543

Thierry Olivry, Dr.-Vet, PhD
Dermatology Clinical Assistant
NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine
4700 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh NC, 27606
Ph. (919) 513-6430

Dr. Marcia Murphy
North Carolina State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
4700 Hillsborough Street
Raleigh, NC 27606
Phone: (919) 513-6543

Cherie Pucheu-Haston, DVM
Dermatology Clinical Assistant
NCSU College of Veterinary Medicine
4700 Hillsborough St.
Raleigh NC, 27606
Ph. (919) 513-6543

In Chapel Hill and Durham, two towns near Raleigh there are two Emergency Clinics both supported by the same Dermatologist. She is also an Adjunct Professor at the College of Veterinary Medicine at NCSU.

Barbara A. Atlee, DVM, MS
220 High House Road
Cary, NC 27513
(919) 403-9478

Animal Emergency Clinic of Cary
220 High House Rd.
Cary, NC. 27513

Triangle Pet Emergency Treatment Service
3319 Chapel Hill Blvd.
Durham, NC 27707

(919) 403-9478

In the Greensboro area there is a Veterinary Dermatologist:

Dr. Amy Randall
Carolina Veterinary Specialists
501 Nichols Road
Greensboro, NC 27509
(336) 632-0605

There may be additional specialists either within the state or just across the border, so should you live far from Raleigh or Greensboro check with your local Vet.

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