Dermatology Services for Pets

Skin conditions can be a major problem for your furry pal. As an external organ the skin is exposed to more irritants and pests that can cause harm. If your pet is experiencing skin problems our veterinary team can diagnose and treat any problem they’re dealing with. Feel free to call us at 905.707.9059 to learn more about how our clinic helps your pet through dermatological issues.

How can I tell if my pet has a skin condition?

Some major signs of a skin condition are:

1. Scratching
2. Bald patches
3. Licking or gnawing at their own skin
4. Losing fur
5. Dull coat
6. Skin sores
7. Lumps or bumps on their skin
8. Red, irritated or dry skin

What causes skin issues in pets?

Having a veterinarian examine your pet is the best way to figure out what’s causing skin issues in your pet. There are irritants in the environment that may cause reactions on their skin. Some plants, cleaning agents, and pollen can cause pets to have an allergic reaction. Parasites are critters that can cause redness on the skin when your furry friend is bitten. A bacterial infection may also show up as skin issues in your pet.

How are skin conditions treated?

When your pet comes in with a dermatological issue our team recommends the best treatment to soothe their skin. To create a treatment plan we try to accurately diagnose them by running a blood test. We may recommend lifestyle changes if environmental irritants are causing the problem, or altering their diet if they have a food sensitivity. Other treatments may include a combination of oral medications, laser therapy and topical creams.

Last updated: November 26, 2021

Dear Clients,

We are continuing to strive to provide the best medicine possible for your pets during these challenging times. Below are some important updates to our operating policies.

This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). Please make sure to wear a facemask when picking up your orders. To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on Online Store.
    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Tuesday: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
    Wednesday: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
    Thursday: 8:30 am - 8:00 pm
    Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your team at Don Head Village Animal Clinic