Clients & Forms

To prepare for the initial consultation, please note the following

Bathing

It is helpful to refrain from giving medicated baths 2 to 3 days before the appointment.

Diet

Write down the brand name of food that is being fed as well as its first 3 ingredients - or - just cut out the ingredient label on the side of most bags of food. Also write down the names of any cookies, biscuits, treats or human food that is being fed regularly.

Shampoos & Medications

Please bring along any shampoos or medications that you've used in the last 6 months.

Intradermal Allergy Skin Testing

If you have requested this test to be performed, please do not feed your pet 12 hours prior to the appointment. The allergy test involves giving the patient a mild sedative, shaving off a square of fur from the left chest wall and injecting 64 enviromental allergenic extracts intradermally. The test takes 25 to 45 minutes to complete including interpretation. Please understand that this test cannot be performed if the patient has received: long acting cortisone, Depo-Medrol or desensitization/allergy shots within 6 weeks; prednisone, deltasone or cortisone tablets within 2 weeks; antihistamines within 2 weeks; eye, ear or skin drops/cream/ointment containing steroids or antihistamines within 2 weeks. Note: if dog is on Atopica/Cyclosporine no withdrawl needed. If you are unsure about medications your pet can be on at the time of skin testing, please ask one of our helpful staff members.

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

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  • "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