Dermatology Services for Pets

If you’ve ever experienced any skin issues, you know how unbearable they can be. Well, it is just the same for your furry friends except they can’t take themselves to a dermatologist. Pets can experience skin conditions from fleas, hormonal disorders, mites, allergies, ticks, infections, ringworm, yeast infections and dermatitis. Luckily, it is easy to spot the changes in the fur or skin of your pet and have the condition treated early.

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

If you notice any of these abnormalities in your pet’s skin, they may have a condition that requires treatment:

1. Bare patches in their fur
2. Dandruff
3. Smelly fur
4. Thinning hair or coat
5. Redness of the skin
6. Lumps or bumps
7. Scabs
8. Scaling

How are skin conditions diagnosed in pets?

In order to properly diagnose a skin condition in your pet, our veterinarian will first perform a physical examination. We may also use other diagnostic tools such as running bloodwork, urinalysis, skin scraping or even biopsies.

What treatments may be recommended to treat my pet’s skin condition?

At our clinic, the treatment that we use for dermatological issues varies from case to case. Once we have diagnosed the issue, we may recommend topical creams, laser therapy or oral medications. For more information on a treatment for your pet call us at 519.641.8383.

Last updated: September 3, 2021

Dear Clients,

Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. Based on the current provincial changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!


  • Continue our "closed exam 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 let you know when you will be able to enter the reception area. Once the doctor is ready to examine your pet we will have a staff member bring them into the exam room. The Veterinarian will come speak with you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, please remain in the designated seating area until the receptionist is ready to take your 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). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
    Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    4. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

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

    - The team at Komoka-Kilworth Animal Clinic