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The skin is the body's largest organ. Animals, like humans, may develop a wide variety of dermatological abnormalities caused by congenital defects, genetic influences, infectious agents, nutritional imbalances, trauma, allergic conditions, ectoparasites, and neoplasia. In many cases, skin conditions may be zoonotic, that is, they may be contagious from animals to humans (and possibly vice versa).
This organization is dedicated to promoting the field of veterinary dermatology, in education, research, and professional veterinary practice. Our members serve in government and industry, private veterinary practice, academia, and as consultants for a wide range of clients. Many of our members are board-certified veterinary dermatologists and others are veterinary practitioners with a strong interest in dermatology. We encourage you to visit and investigate our website and contact us if we may be of service to you.