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Tune in to make veterinary dermatology more fun than frustrating! This podcast features Dr. Ashley Bourgeois, DVM, Dip ACVD sharing practical tips on dermatologic workups you can bring to clinical practice right away. Also, stories about navigating the messy (yet beautiful) journey of being a vet mom while building a career you love.

Tune in to make veterinary dermatology more fun than frustrating! This podcast features Dr. Ashley Bourgeois, DVM, Dip ACVD sharing practical tips on dermatologic workups you can bring to clinical practice right away. Also, stories about navigating the messy (yet beautiful) journey of being a vet mom while building a career you love.


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Tune in to make veterinary dermatology more fun than frustrating! This podcast features Dr. Ashley Bourgeois, DVM, Dip ACVD sharing practical tips on dermatologic workups you can bring to clinical practice right away. Also, stories about navigating the messy (yet beautiful) journey of being a vet mom while building a career you love.






85. Cone Beam CT in general practice

Cone-beam computed tomography systems are a variation of traditional computed tomography (CT) systems. This technology has been used in human dentistry with the ability to rotate around the patient, capturing data using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. This information can be used to reconstruct a 3D image of the patient’s anatomy. Cone-beam CT is making its way into veterinary medicine. Beyond dentistry, it can be used to evaluate the middle ear, limbs, etc. A more affordable and portable option!...


84. Douxo® S3 and Ophytrium: advancing ingredients to improve epidermal barrier

Initially, I was a little thrown off when I heard Douxo® was changing their main active ingredient from phytosphingosine to ophytrium. Why change it now? But, as I learned more about the upgrades that were being made to the new Douxo® S3 line, I was really excited hear about the thought and innovation that went into upgrading this line. On this episode of the podcast, I got to talk to two amazing ladies from Ceva Animal Health: Dr. Christine Mullins (veterinary services manager) and...


83. Antihistamines delay relief from acute allergic flares

With veterinary clinics being so busy, it seems helpful to hand out an antihistamine dose over the phone when a client calls about their itchy pet. However, the more we learn about the pathomechanism of pruritus in dogs, histamine doesn’t play as big of a role as originally thought. Pruritus from canine atopic dermatitis is actually driven by various proinflammatory and pruritogenic cytokines such as interleukin-31. In the veterinary profession, we have so many amazing therapies that...


82. Review of the Clinical Consensus Guidelines for Dermatophytosis

Dermatophytosis can be a frustrating disease process. There are many different diagnostic tests and treatment options. This episode reviews "Diagnosis and treatment of dermatophytosis in dogs and cats: clinical consensus guidelines of the World Association for Veterinary Dermatology". This was an extensive review of the literature over several years. The article is available at:


81. What flare factors cause my allergic patients to itch?

On this episode, I discuss the four common flare factors for allergic pets. If a dog becomes itchy despite the use of an effective antipruritic, we want to assure a flare factor isn’t complicating things before switching our allergy management. Listen in to see if you agree with these flare factors!


80. What ear flush should I carry in the clinic?

From my hotel room in Las Vegas for WVC, a basic overview of the various ear flushes you should consider carrying in the clinic. Pick 3 different types such as antiseptic, TrizEDTA and cerumenolytic.


79. Keys to Success with the Diagnostic Workup of the Itchy Dog

An allergic workup is key to reduce itch in dogs and control infection long-term. Identifying the underlying cause of pruritus is essential to minimize the severity and frequency of infections. This leads to less resistant bacteria in our patients and reduction in systemic medications over the lifetime of the pet. In this episode of the podcast, I’m joined by Dr. Jennifer Schissler, DVM, MS, DACVD. We discuss the canine allergic workup and the importance of communication to owners of...


78. The expense of allergies and how pet insurance can help

Allergies are chronic, frustrating and expensive. With so many different things to treat (itch, infection, parasites, etc.), costs can add up quickly. This2 episode welcomes Dr. Adam Christman, DVM, MBA. He is the Chief Veterinary Officer for Fetch DVM 360. We discuss how common allergies are in the clinic and how offering pet insurance to your clients at a young age can alleviate a lot of the financial burden for this chronic disease management. This episode of the podcast is sponsored by...


77. Epitheliotropic lymphoma in dogs

Do you know how to recognize the clinical signs of epitheliotropic lymphoma in dogs? Remember, not every itchy dog is allergic. Listen to this quick overview of this disease including clinical signs, diagnostics and treatment options.


76. Breaking down the basics of autoimmune skin disease

When should you be suspicious of an autoimmune disease? How do you collect the best biopsy samples? This podcast episode welcomes Dr. Tyler Jordan, DVM, DACVD to discuss the basics of autoimmune skin diseases in dogs and cats. Dr. Jordan is currently earning his PhD degree at North Carolina State University including research in canine pemphigus foliaceus. This is a great overview of autoimmune diseases- how to recognize them clinically, diagnose and manage with therapeutics.


75. Fetch the Best- How to Successfully use Apoquel® and Cytopoint to Manage Allergic Dogs

Apoquel® (oclacitinib tablet) and Cytopoint are tremendous tools in the management of allergic and atopic dermatitis in dogs. On this episode of The Derm Vet podcast, I got to discuss both of these therapies with Dr. Dana Liska, DVM, DACVD. Dr. Liska is a senior veterinary specialist in dermatology with Zoetis Petcare. Learn how these therapies can be successfully utilized during the canine allergic workup and provide relief from pruritus. This podcast was sponsored by Zoetis. Zoetis is...


74. How to create a successful workup and therapeutic plan for canine otitis

Dr. Darin Dell, DVM, DACVD joins this episode of the podcast. He is the medical director of Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital in Wheat Ridge, CO. Topical therapy in canine otitis can be very frustrating due to all of the product options and recurrence of infections. Dr. Dell provides advice on the diagnostic workup of canine otitis and how to create a therapeutic plan for each individual case. Topical commercial leave-in products (such as Osurnia) can provide an easy way to treat infections and...


73. Itchy Pet Awareness Month

August is Itchy Pet Awareness Month! This is the third year of raising awareness for itchy pets and what veterinarians can do to help provide fast relief. On this episode of the podcast, I welcome Dr. Michele Rosenbaum, VMD, DACVD (Medical Lead for Dermatology at Zoetis Petcare) and Cammie Johnson (Senior Marketing Manager for Dermatology at Zoetis Petcare). Hear about all the fun things you can do to celebrate Itchy Pet Awareness Month in the clinic to help educate owners! Check out these...


72. Interdigital furuncles/cysts

Interdigital furuncles (aka interdigital cysts) can be very uncomfortable for the pet and alarming for the owner. The difficult thing about management is the (often) multifactorial component (infection, allergies, arthritis, etc.). Treating infection, decreasing inflammation and working up the underlying cause is imperative in successful management. Get a brief overview of this disease and what you can do to make these pets feel better!


71. When should TrizEDTA ear flush be used?

Dealing with acute or chronic otitis can be really difficult. Especially when it becomes resistant to therapies. Knowing which topical ear flushes should be used in gram-negative infections can maximize success of your difficult otitis cases. Gram negative infections (such as Pseudomonas sp.) are notorious for creating biofilms which can make treatment even more challenging. TrizEDTA is an ingredient in several different veterinary ear flushes which can help. TrizEDTA has...


70. When a derm case walks into the ER...

Dermatology and critical care cases may seem quite different, but there are more similarities than you may think. Setting client expectations, considering long-term management and prioritizing treatment in certain cases are important whether it is for a patient with DKA or allergies. Dr. Justine Lee, DVM, DACVECC, DABT joins me on the podcast today to give her view as a criticalist managing skin and ear cases. As the CEO of VETgirl, Dr. Lee is an expert on teaching veterinarians how to...


69. The dreaded perianal fistula

Perianal fistula is an autoimmune disease predominantly seen in German Shepherd dogs. It can be very uncomfortable and various clinical signs. But, when appropriately diagnosed, medical management can drastically improve the dog's quality of life. Learn how to diagnose this disease, appropriately document location in medical records and how to approach medical management.


68. Implementing Topical Therapy Successfully

The more we learn about allergies in pets... the more complex it becomes. It is important that the multimodal approach to allergies includes consistent topical therapy. This episodes welcomes Dr. Rusty Muse, DVM, DACVD, MANZCVS. Dr. Muse is the Medical Director for Animal Dermatology Clinic and practices out of the Long Beach and Tustin, CA locations. Dr. Muse shares his passion for topical therapy. This episodes goes over client communication, topical ingredients, treating infections and...


67. Improving the veterinary-client relationship

Communication between a client and veterinarian is one of the most important aspects of managing a pet with chronic skin disease. But, what type of communication is a client looking for? What things would they change with how options are presented? In this episode, we dive into an article that illustrates different aspects of communication that clients are seeking. This can be important in any aspect of veterinary medicine. Coe J, et al. JAVMA 2008; 233: 1072-1080


66. What is diascopy?

Diascopy is a simple technique that can be used in the clinic with a microscope slide. It can help differentiate from inflammation and hemorrhage. Enjoy this quick episode going over this interesting diagnostic test and how it can be helpful with your erythematous cases.