Dr. Mona Boord graduated from the University of California Davis in 1992 and joined the Animal Dermatology Clinic, San Diego, in 1993. She completed her residency with ADC – San Diego and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in 1997. She is passionate about improving the quality of life of her patients and their families by caring for and improving their skin conditions. To best accomplish this goal, she strives to communicate clearly with families about how to best manage their pet’s condition with a long-term plan.
As a Clinical Professor at the Western University of Health Sciences Veterinary School, an ACVD residency program mentor, and a key opinion leader speaking nationally and internationally, Dr Boord is passionate about her role as an educator in veterinary dermatology. She enjoys teaching students and residents not only the knowledge base they need to assist clients with their pet’s medical condition, but also the value of clear communication and compassion to the long-term successful management of dermatology cases.
Dr. Boord's scientific writings include contributions to Kirk's Current Veterinary Therapy XIII, Current Therapy in Equine Medicine V, Small Animal Dermatology Secrets, and Veterinary Allergy, as well as articles and studies in many veterinary journals. She is recognized as a world leader in the field of veterinary dermatology surgery, utilizing a CO2 laser to perform specialized surgeries such as podoplasty (paw reconstruction), pinnectomy and ear polyp removals.
University of California, Davis, School of Veterinary Medicine
Animal Dermatology Clinic – San Diego, CA
Outside of work, Dr. Boord enjoys competitive performance events with her own dogs including obedience, agility, herding, and tracking.