An animal’s skin is a complex organ that contains moisture and structures, protects underlying tissue and vasculature, and provides an immune defense barrier. The veterinarians at Chuckanut Valley Veterinary Clinic recognize the complex interactions the skin must balance and are skilled at dermatology. Skin problems are sometimes as simple as a flea infestation, but are often multi-factorial having both primary and secondary pathology. Skin pathology can also reflect underlying nutritional or hormonal imbalance. Dermatology workups include: extensive history, physical exam, skin scrapes, biopsies, and blood work. Through IDEXX lab submission, we have access to board certified histopathology interpretation and case consultation.
We also have established relationships with local board certified dermatologists as needed for referral.