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Keys to Success for Treating Allergic Dermatitis

Seeing that horribly itchy dog walk through the door might make many veterinarians cringe. Gain confidence on how to use the tools available in your toolbox not only to quickly put out the allergic fire, but also to keep your veterinary patients (and clients) happier in the long run.


  • Find immediate itch relief to more quickly improve your patient’s quality of life and to gain trust in your clients
  • Find the underlying cause to help improve the overall outcome
  • Establish an anchor treatment for long-term management of allergic dermatitis
  • Identify flare factors that might develop during the course of allergy management
  • Incorporate the team approach, including the client, client service representatives, and technicians to achieve allergy management goals

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Andrew Simpson, DVM, MS, DACVD

Andrew Simpson


Dr. Andrew Simpson is a 2009 graduate from the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine. After completing an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Aurora Animal Hospital and VCA Berwyn Animal Hospital, he spent four years working as a general practitioner at various VCA animal hospitals in the greater Chicagoland area. Dr. Simpson finished his residency in veterinary dermatology along with a Master's degree at the Colorado State University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences in June of 2017. He has published multiple papers in the veterinary literature, including research on monitoring urinary tract infections in allergy therapy, novel treatment for pemphigus foliaceus, along with a study on absent eardrums in dogs. His interests include allergic skin disease, otology (ear disease), immune-mediated skin disease, and cutaneous manifestations of systemic disease.