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Dermatology

Dermatology is the branch of medicine that deals with the diagnosis and treatment of skin disorders.

Sharpei dog sitting down
Sharpei dog sitting down

Heather Ridge Pet Hospital is proud to have Dr. Nicole Heinrich, from McKeever Dermatology in the twin cities, here at our hospital giving consultations for many dermatologic conditions such as allergies, autoimmune disease, ear infections and other skin diseases. She is able to perform intradermal skin testing on-site, which is the gold standard for allergy testing. Dr. McKeever is at Heather Ridge approximately every 3 months.

Please call us at (605) 371-1600 to schedule an appointment.

If you are interested in having an intradermal skin test performed the day of your examination, please be aware of the following withdrawl times for medications:

  • 1 week off all antihistamines (Benadryl®, chlorpheniramine,etc...)

  • 2 weeks off all oral and topical steroids/prednisone (most eye and ear drops contain steroids...call us if you are unsure)

  • 6 weeks off injectable steroids (vetalog, depo-medrol)

  • Atopica--no withdrawl necessary