About Animal Dermatology Group

About Us

Animal Dermatology Group, Inc. (ADG), is a United States based, privately-owned, veterinary dermatology specialty company with the world’s largest unified group of veterinary dermatology specialists engaged in the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic skin conditions in pets. Operating our clinical practices under the name “Animal Dermatology Clinic”, we are recognized as a national and international leader in innovative veterinary dermatology, providing unsurpassed care to patients and valuable peace of mind for pet owners.

Founded by Dr. Craig Griffin in 1980 with the mission to make state-of-the-art veterinary dermatology care available to pet owners everywhere, ADG’s pet healthcare reach now includes over 40 primary and satellite locations in the United States, as well as facilities in Australia and New Zealand, bringing unique, specialized dermatology care to pets.

ADG has the distinction of being the first non-academic organization approved by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) to provide a Residency Training Program, and currently, we are the largest qualified ACVD Residency Program preparing the next generation of board certified dermatologists. ADG is very proud of this important responsibility to help shape the future thought leaders of our field.

Today, ADG has over thirty-eight (38) veterinarians actively involved in clinical care, research and academic training to advance the field of veterinary dermatology and working every day to develop and refine the cutting-edge diagnostic testing and treatment techniques used in our specialty practices.

Core Values

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Teamwork

We promote an environment of communication, trust and efficiency to our clients and each other.

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Respect

We are committed to treating our community and their animal companions with courtesy, dignity and understanding.

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Pioneering

We strive to be the leaders in education, innovation and advancement of knowledge in Veterinary Dermatology.

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Integrity

We pledge to provide honest and ethical service to our clients and animal companions.

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Compassion

We value the human animal bond and we strive to enrich the lives of our clients and animal companions.

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Character

We strive to bring a level of integrity and intention to every client and animal interaction we have.

Our Medical Team

Craig Griffin, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Wayne Rosenkrantz, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Mona Boord, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Rusty Muse, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology, MANZCVS

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Joel Griffies, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Rudayna Ghubash, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Colleen Mendelsohn, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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John Angus, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Mandy Burrows, BSc BVMS

MANZCVS (Canine Medicine), FANZCVS (Dermatology)

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Allison Kirby, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Joya Griffin, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Melissa Hall, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Megan Frazer, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Leslie Sauber, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Ashley Bourgeois, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Kacie Blessing, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Kimberly Lo, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Charli Dong, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Catherine Milley, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Christie Yamazaki, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Curtis Plowgian, DVM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Patrick Nichols, DVM

Dermatology Associate

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Helen Orbell, BSc BVSc

MANZCVS (small animal medicine), Dermatology Associate

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Arden Klinczar, DVM

Dermatology Associate

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Trenton Ewing, DVM

Dermatology Associate

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Jeffrey Tinsley, DVM

Resident, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Katlyn Lake, DVM

Resident, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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M. Kelly Keating, DVM

Diplomate American College of Veterinary Pathology, Resident, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Andrea Hernandez-Bures, DVM

Resident, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Tia Taketa, DVM

Resident, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Kelsey Milich, DVM

Resident, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Kimberly Kalosy, DVM

Resident, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Alex Moore, BSc BVMS

Resident, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Hilary Chan, BVSc (Hons)

Resident, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Erin Corb, DVM

Resident, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Elana Vlodaver, VMD

Resident, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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MaryKate Tully, DVM

Resident, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

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Adriana Rosado, DVM

Dermatology Intern

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Corporate Management Team

Steve Mrha

Chief Executive Officer

Noelle Perriera

Controller

Ariana Sanchez

Accountant

Betty Bui

Accountant

Lily Nguyen

Inventory & Purchasing Specialist

Julia Moon

Director of Human Resources

Juan Mena

Director of Marketing

Anne Mercado

Special Projects Manager

Carly Schroeder

Regional Operations Manager

Danielle Taylor

Regional Operations Manager

Emily Shaw

Training and Service Manager

Top Reasons to Join
Animal Dermatology Group

  • ADG has the largest and most diverse community of veterinary dermatologists of any private company in the world, offering unparalleled camaraderie and support for our doctors.
  • ADG is the first privately-owned facility approved by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) to provide a residency program. ADG provides the opportunity to mentor residents and shape the future of the specialty. To date, more than 35 doctors have successfully achieved Diplomate status after completing Animal Dermatology Group residency training. 
  • Unmatched clinic operational support resources from ADG’s management team allows ADG dermatologists to focus on quality care for their patients.
  • ADG is committed to a healthy work-life balance for our team, encouraging personal and professional growth, and promoting compassion and exceptional patient care in an enriching and friendly work environment.
  • ADG is dedicated to staying at the forefront of innovation in veterinary dermatology, pioneering state of the art diagnostic and treatment techniques and world renowned expertise in areas such as laser surgery, video otoscopy and hyperbaric oxygen therapy.
  • The ADG medical team includes Past Presidents of the ACVD, recipients of the ACVD Award of Excellence, and numerous chairs, past chairs and members of ACVD, World Congress and North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum (NAVDF) organizing committees.
  • Academic research conducted by the ADG faculty has contributed substantially to the field of veterinary dermatology, including authorship of textbooks and countless textbook chapters, journal articles, peer-reviewed clinical studies and other significant academic achievements in veterinary medicine.
  • The ADG team includes two leading experts in dermatopathology and offers a specialized dermatopathology service to support Animal Dermatology Clinics, our referring veterinarians and the entire veterinary health community.

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