Former ADC doctor continues Derm career in Germany
From San Diego, CA to Germany has been the path taken by our former doctor Brett Wildermuth.
Dr. Wildermuth worked at Animal Dermatology Clinic – San Diego from 2003 to 2011. During that time, he completed his dermatology residency and successfully achieved Diplomate status with the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.
Tierdermatologie Dr. Wildermuth translates “Animal Dermatology Dr. Wildermuth” where he practices with his wife Kerstin Wildermuth. She too, is a board certified veterinary dermatologist who is also a native of Wiesbaden, Germany, the location of their practice.
Animal Dermatology Clinic and its dermatologists are very well known and respected internationally. Especially so in Germany since veterinarians who are interested in learning more about dermatology have taken European School of Advanced Veterinary Studies (ESAVS) courses in neighboring Austria, taught in part for many years by Animal Dermatology Clinic dermatologists Drs. Wayne Rosenkrantz (Tustin) and Craig Griffin (San Diego).
“My knowledge attained during my time as a partner with Animal Dermatology Clinic has been invaluable in Germany. Not only from a medical perspective, but also from the perspective of how a successful, modern dermatology specialty practice should be run,” says Dr. Wildermuth.
“Learning the German language has been and is extremely challenging, but also rewarding. The Germans have a lot of respect for Americans who learn German, as they know it is a very difficult language for an English speaker,” he says.
Dr. Wildermuth is missed by the staff and clients and wish him Glück!
Atopic or allergic dermatitis most common health condition for dogs in 2012
Veterinary Pet Insurance (VPI) has released information of the most common ailments that were submitted for claim. For the first time, atopic or allergic dermatitis took the number one position on the list, replacing the usual otitis externa which is now listed second.
VPI researched its database of more than 485,000 insured pets and compiled the 10 most common medical conditions affecting pets, resulting in atopy as the top claim. Here are the top five for dogs and cats:
1. Atopic of allergic dermatitis
2. Otitis externa
3. Pyoderma/hot spot
4. Benign neoplasia (hystiocytoma)
1. Feline cystitis or FLUTD
2. Periodontitis/dental disease
4. Chronic renal disease
It is interesting to note that the top four medical conditions listed for dogs are potential patients for Animal Dermatology Clinic if the condition persists or becomes chronic.
Even though cats are common patients at Animal Dermatology Clinic, according to VPI’s list dermatology claims did not make their top ten list.