The Dermatology Service at the Institute provides expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with any abnormality of the skin, hair, ears, or nails. Allergies, infections, thyroid and other endocrine diseases, and, congenital, hereditary, benign and malignant disorders of the integument are addressed. Intradermal skin allergy testing (IDST), allergen-specific immunotherapy, video otoscopy, diagnostic skin biopsies, bacterial cultures, ringworm and other fungal cultures, skin scrapings, cytologies, evaluation for metabolic, hormonal, neoplastic and autoimmune diseases that affect the skin, parasite identification, as well as other specialized diagnostic tests are performed.
Diane T. Lewis, D.V.M.
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary
Dr. Lewis received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. After spending three years in private practice in Kissimmee and Gainesville, Florida, and Sydney, Australia, Dr. Lewis completed a one year internship, followed by a two year residency in dermatology at Louisiana State University. She has published numerous book chapters and articles and has lectured extensively across the United States, Europe, and Australia.
What is a Board-certified Veterinary Specialist?
In addition to completing undergraduate training and four years of veterinary school, Board-certified Veterinary Specialists are similar to their human medical counterparts in that they have completed an internship and residency in their specialized field (an additional 3-5 years training). In addition to this extensive training, a Board-certified Veterinary Specialist must pass rigorous examinations to achieve Board certification.