Dermatology

Veterinary dermatologists specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of skin, ear, and nail disorders. Specifically, veterinary dermatologists have extensive training in the management of allergic, infectious (e.g., bacterial, fungal, viral), parasitic, congenital and autoimmune skin diseases, dander related skin disorders, alopecia (hair loss), and benign and malignant skin cancers. Dermatologists also specialize in the management of chronic infections and inflammatory conditions of the ears, which are generally related to skin disorders.

Seeking early consultation with a board-certified dermatologist can help to manage your pet’s skin and ear problems more safely and effectively, and often more economically.

Common symptoms that may benefit from the advice of a dermatologist include:

  • Chronic scratching, licking or chewing
  • Chronic or recurrent skin or ear infections
  • Hair loss
  • Greasy or malodorous coat despite bathing
  • Methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus (MRSA) or Pseudomonus infection of the ears

SacDermVet @ Vista Veterinary Specialists

Vista works in close partnership with SacDermVet, an independent on-site specialist, to provide the most comprehensive care available. Please contact our office for more information or to schedule an appointment for your pet. New patients are asked to complete a history form prior to their in-office consultation.

Terry Nagle, BVSc, MACVSc, DACVD

Dr. Nagle received his Bachelor of Veterinary Science from the University of Queensland.  He worked in rural Australia for 3 years doing dairy and beef cattle,  dogs, cats, and horses. He then spent 3 years in rural England as a MRCVS and saw Mad Cow Disease and lots of  itchy dogs. During this time he travelled throughout Europe and Scandinavia and spent 9 months in Africa.

Dr. Nagle joined the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists while working in emergency and critical care at Melbourne University. After several years in private practice he relocated to St. Paul, Minnesota to pursue veterinary dermatology. He completed his residency training at the University of Minnesota and was board-certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 2002.

In addition to his human family, Dr. Nagle enjoys time with his young Labrador Retriever and two rescue kitties – one of whom was abandoned by their owner at Vista.