Dermatology Services for Pets

When it comes to skin conditions, we’re familiar with it all. We’ve seen bumps, hair loss, and the unfortunate sight of a pet in discomfort. Our veterinarians can diagnose and treat your pet’s dermatological issues. We can also provide advice on how to prevent them from developing certain conditions. To learn more about your pet’s skin care, book an appointment with us by calling 905.597.7373.

Does dermatology only focus on my pet’s skin and fur?

No! Under our dermatological care, your pet’s nails and ears are also inspected. These body parts are an extension of their skin and are sometimes neglected due to people’s focus on a pet’s stomach and fur. Their floppy and expressive ears are susceptible to parasites, like ear mites. In addition, when we examine your pet’s nails, we look for signs of swelling, bleeding or brittleness. These could indicate a deeper skin condition.

How will I know the cause of my pet’s skin problem?

When you bring your pet in for an appointment, our doctors will examine your pet’s body and have an in depth conversation with you about their recent outings, animal encounters or changes to the home. Following our examination, we can diagnose your pet’s skin problems and discuss where or why they may have developed it. We can’t promise to know for sure but these conversations are helpful in narrowing down the cause. For instance, it’s possible your pet may have an allergic reaction to the environment or a new product at home. They may have even caught a parasite from feces in your neighbourhood or another infected pet. Moving forward, we’ll offer you a treatment plan and advice on how to prevent your pet from encountering this issue again.

How do I ensure my pet’s skin and fur stays healthy?

The best way to care for your pet’s skin is to groom them regularly at home and with a professional. This will be an opportunity to keep their fur from becoming matted and inspect them for skin problems or parasites. Colloidal oatmeal shampoo is popular for baths since the ingredient soothes irritations. To keep their fur and joints healthy, we recommend supplements, like Ascenta’s Fish Oil. We also insist your pet takes their parasite prevention medicine to protect their skin from infestations.

Last updated: October 18, 2021


The time has come to begin our reopening process! We cannot believe it has been over a year since we’ve had you all in the clinic but we are excited and eager to welcome you back. Please read carefully below for our updated policies and protocols.


  • Effective October 20, 2021, we will be allowing vaccinated clients in the clinic for doctors’ appointments only. Technician appointments and medication/food pick up will continue to be curbside to control the amount of people in the clinic at any given time.
  • We will be allowing one client to accompany their pet in the appointment. Because we will only be allowing one client in at a time, we will not be able to permit children to accompany their parents. There is a strict one-client rule due to the size of our examination rooms.
  • When you arrive for your appointment, please give the clinic a call at 905-597-7373. A Client Care Representative will either let you know the technician is ready to meet you at the door or will retrieve a phone number if we are not quite ready yet.
  • A technician will meet you at the front door. Please have your vaccine passport/identification ready at this time. The technician will also ask you a few COVID-19 Screening questions before guiding you into the clinic.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the hospital and must be worn properly at all times within the clinic and when interacting with our team members outside.
  • Please sanitize your hands upon entry.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.

    We appreciate advance notice for food and prescription refills. Please call 905.597.7373 upon arrival at the FRONT DOOR and a receptionist will be out with your order right away. For faster service, we suggest ordering pet supplies and food through our online store. Delivery is free with purchases over $100.00. It's easy! Just click ONLINE STORE on our website to sign up.


    Monday and Wednesday: 8:00am - 6:00pm
    Tuesday and Thursday: 8:00am - 8:00pm
    Friday: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    Saturday: 9:00am - 1:00pm
    Sunday: CLOSED

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Green Lane Animal Hospital