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What is a board certified veterinary dermatologist?

A Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist® is a specialty veterinarian with expertise in diagnosing and treating animal skin, ear, hair, nail, and mouth disorders. Likewise, a Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist® has significant training and experience in managing allergic skin disease.
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Pioneering Dermatology Practice: Dr. Stepnik’s Impact
in Wisconsin

Dr. Stepnik was the first board-certified veterinary dermatologist® to open a dermatology-specific practice in southeastern Wisconsin. Dr. Casey Stepnik, DVM, DACVD, achieved diplomate status to become a board certified veterinary dermatologist® in 2012.

Veterinary dermatologists recognize, diagnose and treat diseases of the skin of animals. Many veterinary skin diseases are similar to conditions in humans, and training in comparative medicine is important. However, most veterinary skin disorders are unique and may occur in only one of the many types of animals a veterinarian cares for. These diseases range from skin cancer to allergies, and treatment options vary tremendously. Skin disease can also present as a manifestation of an underlying internal disease process. Thus, in addition to dermatology, veterinary dermatologists are also trained in internal medicine, immunology, and allergy.