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Dr.Charach / Experience

Animal Dermatologist CanadaIn 1994 Dr. Mike Charach became the first Board Certified Animal Dermatologist in Western Canada and thus becoming third overall Canadian Board Certified. Currently there are approximately 200 actively practicing Veterinary Dermatologists in North America. Dr. Charach received his Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology with honours at the University of Manitoba, and he obtained his degree of Veterinary Medicine from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Saskatchewan in 1980.

After practicing 10 years of general medicine & surgery in Richmond, Dr. Charach was accepted to the two year dermatology residency program at the University of Florida. During this time, Dr. Charach had the opportunity to visit and work with some of the leaders in Veterinary Dermatology at the University of California, the University of Michigan and the University of Pennsylvania, he has also worked with some of the leading human allergist and dermatologists in British Columbia.

After his dermatology residency, a rigorous two day board certifying exam at the University of Illinois was successfully completed in 1994.

Each year the American College of Veterinary Dermatology holds intense four day continuing education dermatology seminars. These seminars keep Dr. Charach and his fellow veterinary dermatologists up to date of the latest advances in the field of veterinary dermatology.

Dr. Charach has been allergy skin testing and working on allergy cases in British Columbia since 1987, and frequently reviews his allergy tests to keep them applicable to our geographical area and the growing needs of our patients.


Our Team

Olivia Smith
Office Manger

Emily Siedel
Veterinary Assistant

Vancouver:

1316 West 4th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6H 4A3 Canada
(604) 558-3376

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Richmond:

140 - 8040 Garden City Rd.
Richmond, BC V6Y 2N9 Canada
(604) 270-6163

Vancouver Office Hours

Monday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Tuesday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 am-4:00 pm

Thursday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Friday:

8:30 am-5:00 PM

Saturday:

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Richmond Office Hours

Monday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Tuesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Wednesday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Thursday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Friday:

8:00 am-5:30 pm

Saturday:

By Appointment Only

Sunday:

Closed

  • "Absolutely amazing Doctor along with the receptionist! We traveled from Calgary to see Dr.Charach and our dog left the clinic with relief. Not only did he have fabulous attention and care for our dog, he also had it for my husband and I as we were a mess as we had no idea what was wrong nor did the Vets in Calgary. Our dog is still needing care and Dr.Charach and his team still provide amazing service over the phone!"
    Lindsay L. - Google Review
  • "I don't have enough positive words to describe how thankful I am about Dr. Charach expertise and his team's kindness...I wish I had found Dr. Charach before spending thousands of dollars with no results. I don't consider his fees unreasonable considering the amazing results I had. The clinic's staff was very organized, super nice and knowledgeable. 5 stars all the way to Dr. Charach and the clinic's team."
    Monica M - Google review
  • "I have been so grateful for Dr. Charach’s dermatology expertise in treating my shar pei’s seasonal allergies, skin infections and food allergies. He takes the time to go over the history every visit to ensure that we are not confusing the symptoms with other possible diagnosis. He is also very up to date on all the current immunotherapy and pharmaceutical options. I always leave his office with a plan and feel that my dog has been well cared for. Over the past 5 years I have seen significant improvement in my dog’s quality of life and thanks to Dr. Charach. I recommend Dr. Charach to any animal with skin issues."
    Dr. C. MacCallum