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Upon scheduling your pet's appointment we ask that you complete a comprehensive questionnaire. You can complete it by clicking here. This will provide us with a detailed overview of your pet's dermatologic history for diagnostic purposes. By completing the questionnaire prior to your visit, you will maximize the time we can spend with you your pet. However, our nursing staff is available at the time of your appointment should you have questions regarding completing the questionnaire.
Please allow 1-2 hours for your pet's initial appointment. The dermatological examination will take approximately 30 minutes, with additional time required to review your pet's clinical history, reports and lab work and to complete in-house diagnostics as well as discuss the treatment plan with you. Subsequent visits should take no longer than 30 minutes unless special testing is required.
Should you need to cancel or reschedule an appointment, we ask that you let us know at least 48 hours in advance in order for us to fill the appointment with pets from our waiting list. Pittsburgh Veterinary Dermatology is currently booked several weeks in advance, please be courteous to other pet owners who need to see us. Those clients that NO CALL NO SHOW without a valid reason may be charged before another appointment will be scheduled.
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If necessary, we will discuss additional recommended diagnostic testing and treatment options at the time of the appointment, providing cost estimates for each service. Follow-up appointments should be scheduled that day at checkout. Recheck appointments are vital for us to be able to develop the best plan to manage your pet's condition over time.
Following your pet's examination and testing, we will forward a complete report to your referring veterinarian. While we follow through with your pet's dermatologic care, your pet's general care is still the responsibility of your primary care veterinarian.