New Bolton Center Kennett Square, PA
Emergencies & Appointments:
Ryan Hospital Philadelphia, PA

Dermatology & Allergy

The Section of Dermatology & Allergy evaluates animals for all types of skin, ear canal, hair, and nail (claw) disorders. Small-animal patients (dogs and cats) are seen by appointment at the Ryan Veterinary Hospital in Philadelphia. Large-animal patients are seen by appointment at New Bolton Center in Kennett Square, PA.

Dermatology consults are available to veterinary specialists in exotic animal medicine who serve as the primary veterinarians providing the evaluation and treatment of exotic mammals, reptiles, and birds.


Phone: 215-746-8387
Please request a dermatology appointment.
Referrals are preferred.

Ryan Hospital
3800 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

What We Offer

Diagnosis and treatment of the following skin disease types:

  • Types of Skin Ailments
    • Allergic
    • Autoimmune
    • Ear canal
    • Endocrine
    • Footpad
    • Hair growth
    • Heritable skin diseases
    • Infectious
    • Nail
    • Parasitic

Estimated Time for Completion of Service

The Dermatology/Allergy clinic is an outpatient service, but clients should plan to spend at least two hours at the clinic with their pet. Many laboratory tests require several days to two weeks to report results.

Referral by the primary veterinarian is preferred. Please note that diagnostic procedures and services a patient might need after the initial consultation entail additional cost, and will be discussed at the time of the examination. We can provide estimates for treatment.

Our Care Team

Led by board-certified faculty clinicians, Penn Vet's Dermatology Service strives for the best and most compassionate care of our patients.

Daniel O. Morris, DVM, MPH, DACVD
Professor of Dermatology
Section Chief, Dermatology & Allergy

Elizabeth A. Mauldin, DVM, DACVP, DACVD
Associate Professor of Dermatology and Anatomic Pathology
Associate Chair of Pathobiology

Christine L. Cain, DVM, DACVD
Associate Professor of Dermatology

Kathryn Rook, VMD, DACVD
Assistant Professor, Clinical Dermatology and Allergy


Getting Prepared for Your Visit

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