Referring Vets & Forms

Please inform the client of the following information, or direct them to the client section of our website. To prepare for the initial consultation, the following information is important

Medical Records
Please email bcskinvet@telus.net or fax 604-558--3379 the medical records including any lab work, biopsies, blood panels, thyroid tests etc. from the last 12 months.

Bathing
Refrain from bathing the animal in any medicated shampoo for 2-3 days before the appointment.

Food
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
Gather up any shampoos or medications that you have used within the last 6 months and bring them in with you.

To prepare for skin testing, the following restrictions apply

• NO long acting Cortisone, Depomedrol or Allergy Desensitization injections 6 WEEKS before appointment.
• NO Prednisone, Deltasone, Cortisone, Dexasone/Dexamethasone or Vanectyl-P tabs or injections, 2 WEEKS before appointment.
• NO Antihistamines 2 WEEKS before appointment. Note: if dog is on Atopica/Cyclosporine no withdrawl needed.
• NO Glucocorticoid topicals (eye drops/ointments, ear drops/ointments, skin drops/ointments) 2 WEEKS before appointment. Note: If dog is on Atopica/Cyclosporine no withdrawl needed.
• In order to ease the itchiness that will likely prevail once stopping the above drugs, you can use an oatmeal based shampoo, aloe vera gel, rinse with cold water a few times daily, or keep a shirt on them.

It is not uncommon for us to do an initial consultation on an animal who is using any of the above drug therapies. We are still able to begin our specific therapies and perform other valuable tests which will replace the need for the above medications.

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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