Dermatology & Our Pets

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About This Class

Many pet parents have a dog or cat who experiences dermatologic problems, such as skin redness or scratching. While the treatments of such problems are extensive, understanding how common skin conditions occur can help guide us toward effective solutions.

Join us as we learn from board-certified dermatologist Dr. Tina Brown about prevalent skin conditions in pets, what causes these diseases, and what treatments are available to manage them.

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Meet The Expert

Dr. Tina Brown grew up on a commercial dairy farm near Tuscaloosa, AL. She attended Auburn University and received her Bachelor of Science in 1996. She then pursued a graduate degree at the College of Veterinary Medicine and received her Master of Science degree in biomedical sciences with a research focus on endocrinology. She was accepted into the veterinary program and received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from Auburn University in 2004.

Following veterinary school, Dr. Brown worked in private practice in Chattanooga, TN, where she developed a special interest in dermatology. She returned to academia and completed a one-year rotating internship in companion medicine and surgery at Louisiana State University. She was accepted for a residency in dermatology at LSU and completed her training in 2008. During her residency, she conducted research in the Pythium Laboratory at LSU and continues to have a special interest in deep fungal and bacterial infections of the skin.

Dr. Brown is now a board-certified dermatologist and a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD). She specializes in diseases of the skin, ears, and claws due to allergic, parasitic, autoimmune, endocrine, and infectious causes. She has extensive experience in the management of chronic skin and ear infections secondary to allergies and offers advanced diagnostics and treatments such as intradermal (skin) allergy testing and formulation of allergen specific immunotherapy.

Dr. Brown has four dogs and three cats. In her spare time, she enjoys visiting her family farm in Alabama and taking her dogs to the off-leash dog park at Shelby Farms.

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