Dermatology

Our dermatologists enhance health and wellness for countless numbers of dogs and cats with various diseases of the skin. The skin is the largest organ of the body and is often the source of strange and confusing diseases.


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Craig Griffin, DVM

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Griffin is a graduate of Cornell University and completed his residency at UC Davis in 1980. Dr. Griffin is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD), has served on the Board of Directors and examination committee for the ACVD and was the President of the ACVD in 1999/2000. He also served as president of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology and of the Western States Veterinary Conference. Dr. Griffin is the founder and co-owner of the Animal Dermatology Clinic.

Dr. Griffin is a frequent lecturer and clinical instructor of veterinary dermatology in this country and abroad. He has published many articles and books on small animal skin disease, including co-author of Muller and Kirks Small Animal Dermatology 5th and 6th editions and co editor of Current Veterinary Dermatology, The Science and Art of Therapy. Dr. Griffin received the ACVD Award for Excellence for outstanding contributions in veterinary dermatology in 2001.

Animal Dermatology Clinic

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Megan Frazer, DVM

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Dermatology


Dr. Megan Frazer is a native of southern California where she completed her undergraduate training. She was part of the charter veterinary class at Western University of Health Sciences. She then completed a small animal internship followed by a residency in dermatology. She completed her residency and achieved Diplomate status in 2011. Dr. Frazer joined Animal Dermatology Clinic in 2012. 
Dr. Frazer's first dog growing up was a cockapoo with chronic ear infections. This introduced her to the challenges of veterinary dermatology. Her love of dermatology grew throughout veterinary school. She currently has two dogs, both with chronic allergies that she is managing. In her free time she enjoys reading and traveling.
Dr. Megan Frazer is a native of southern California where she completed her undergraduate training. She was part of the charter veterinary class at Western University of Health Sciences. She then completed a small animal internship followed by a residency in dermatology. She completed her residency and achieved Diplomate status in 2011. Dr. Frazer joined Animal Dermatology Clinic in 2012. 

Dr. Frazer's first dog growing up was a cockapoo with chronic ear infections. This introduced her to the challenges of veterinary dermatology. Her love of dermatology grew throughout veterinary school. She currently has two dogs, both with chronic allergies that she is managing. In her free time she enjoys reading and traveling.

 

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Colleen Mendelsohn, DVM

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Dermatology


Dr. Colleen Mendelsohn is a 1997 graduate of UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine and received Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2004. After graduation from UC Davis, Dr. Mendelsohn completed an internship with the Animal Emergency Clinic and Animal Specialty Group in San Diego. She later practiced general medicine before starting her residency with the Animal Dermatology Clinic in 2000. Prior to starting the residency, Dr. Mendelsohn had a considerable amount of experience in Dermatology, obtained both before and after her graduation from UC Davis. Her love and appreciation of the human-animal bond is what drew Dr. Mendelsohn to this specialty. In her words, "The conditions we treat often require good long term relationships with patients and owners, which gives me the opportunity to be part of that special relationship that develops between humans and pets". She lives with her husband Sam, daughter Jordan and son Adam, along with many critters

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