Skin diseases in pets are common and can greatly affect quality of life. Scratching, chewing, and licking are common signs of a dermatologic issue and treatment can sometimes be very challenging. Our dermatology service is here to help! We will work closely with your primary veterinarian to not just relieve the signs, but get to the root of the problem and find the best long-term management plan for you and your pet.
Our board-certified veterinary dermatologist, Dr. Heather Edginton, has had years of experience in treating some of the most difficult dermatological cases, providing relief and quality of life to pets. With her advanced knowledge of veterinary dermatology, she is a perfect choice for families with pets who have been suffering from chronic allergies, ear infections, hair loss and much more!
Heather Edginton, DVM, Diplomate ACVDDr. Heather Edginton is a board-certified veterinary Dermatologist.
Born and raised in Pasadena, California, Dr. Edginton was originally a Psychology major and obtained her Psychology Degree from Cal State Long Beach.
However, something was missing in her life and she couldn’t shake the feeling that she needed to work with animals. Dr. Edginton decided to change her major, attending Cornell University to study veterinary medicine. She earned her Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine in 2011 where she discovered her passion for veterinary dermatology.
Dr. Edginton began her residency at Cornell University to work on getting her board-certification in dermatology, which she completed in 2014. Her specialty interests include management of allergic skin disease, immune-mediated/autoimmune skin diseases, and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
Dr. Edginton is excited to be in the Pacific Northwest as she loves the rain and season changes. When not practicing veterinary Dermatology and walking in the rain, she also enjoys spending time with her 2 cats, Merle and Diana, who have been with her throughout veterinary school. She also has a love for the arts and has earned certificates in interior design, Feng Shui and baking. She is currently working on a personal style certification as well.
The Dermatology service focuses on diagnosing and treating:
- Bacterial and fungal skin disease
- Parasitic skin disease
- Skin disease associated with endocrine and metabolic disorders
- Hair loss (alopecia)
- Congenital and hereditary disorders
- Pigmentary disorders
- Claw and claw bed diseases
- Ear disease
Please contact our Dermatology Department for more information or questions about these services.