Expansion to Austin, Texas | Animal Dermatology Clinic

Animal Dermatology Group

In The News | Aug 3, 2021 4:00:00 PM

Dr. Patrick Nichols joins the Animal Dermatology Group’s Team of Veterinary Dermatology Leaders

August 2, 2021, Irvine, CA: Animal Dermatology Group, Inc. (ADG) today announced its acquisition of Animal Allergy and Dermatology Center, an Austin, Texas-based veterinary specialty practice focused exclusively on companion animal allergy and dermatology.

Established in 1999, Animal Allergy and Dermatology Center has been devoted to diagnosing and treating the underlying cause of skin conditions and ear issues of their pet patients throughout central Texas and beyond. Under the leadership of Patrick Nichols, DVM, the center utilizes advanced diagnostic procedures to develop specific and custom treatment plans for their patients. “Addressing the problem at its source, instead of stopgap measures which only temporarily treat the recurring symptoms, saves our clients time and money in the long run and most importantly, saves pets a lifetime ofsuffering with ongoing symptoms,” said Dr. Nichols.

ADG, operating veterinary specialty practices under the name “Animal Dermatology Clinic” in the US, Australia and New Zealand, is recognized as a national and international leader in innovative veterinary dermatology, providing unsurpassed care to patients and valuable peace of mind to pet owners. Animal Allergy and Dermatology Center will become Animal Dermatology Clinic – Austin. “We are excited to have Dr. Nichols and his team join the ADG family. Their innovative clinical approach and patient-centric outlook is a great fit at ADG”, said Steven Mrha, CEO of Animal Dermatology Group. “ADG’s pet health reach now includes over forty full-time and satellite locations throughout the United States, Australia and New Zealand, bringing unique, specialized dermatology care to pets.”

About Animal Dermatology Group, Inc.

Animal Dermatology Group is a privately-owned, international veterinary dermatology specialty company that seeks to establish industry-leading position in the large and rapidly growing specialty care segment of the animal health market. Founded by Dr. Craig Griffin in 1980 with a mission to make state-of-the-art veterinary dermatology care available to pet owners everywhere, today ADG has over 38 veterinarians actively involved in clinical care, research and academic training to advance the field of veterinary dermatology. ADG has the distinction of being the first non-university based group approved by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) to provide a residency program and, today the program continues to train residents to excel in veterinary dermatology. ADG is very proud of this important responsibility to help shape the next generation of veterinary dermatology practitioners and the future thought leaders in the field. ADG strives daily to develop and refine cutting edge testing and treatment techniques in veterinary dermatology to enhance the quality of life for their patients and clients. To learn more about ADG, visit