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Animal Dermatology Clinic Announces Expansion of Residency Program by Welcoming Six New Residents in the US and Abroad

ADC is the first private practice approved for a residency program by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Contact: Christy Ortiz
Email: [email protected]

IRVINE, Calif., July 13, 2016 -- Animal Dermatology Clinic, world-renowned for their advancement in veterinary dermatology including ear diseases and allergies, announced today an expansion to their teaching hospital by welcoming six new doctors to their residency program.

Animal Dermatology Clinic (ADC) was the first private practice approved for a residency program by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology. Over the last 30 years, there have been more than twenty board certified veterinary dermatologists that have successfully completed residencies through ADC’s formal program.

In order to achieve board certification in dermatology, a licensed veterinarian must first complete a three-year residency program, pass a rigorous two-day exam, and undergo an extensive interview process. With only a few hundred diplomates of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in the world, applicants that are invited to interview with ADC’s Residency and Research Committees, must stand-out, as the interview is a critical part of the residency application process.

“We are pleased to continue the expansion of ADC’s residency program as we achieve our goals of finding leaders and innovators in the advancement of veterinary dermatology in the US and abroad,” commented Sharon Peterson, CEO, Animal Dermatology Group.

During applicant evaluations, ADC identifies candidates that demonstrate qualities that align with their core values of compassion, respect, integrity, teamwork, and that strive to be leaders in their practice. Following the interview process, applicants will have an opportunity to meet with current ADC residents to discuss everyday experiences of what to expect in the program and to see first-hand what the culture is like.

Upon acceptance, residents are assigned a mentor and spend the majority of their time receiving cases throughout their clinical training while reviewing and performing diagnostics, providing therapy and following up on cases. Residents will also have the opportunity to join mentors for exposure to exotic species as well, perform consultations along with intradermal skin testing and allergen specific immunotherapy.

Residents attend monthly training programs that include structure/function lectures and journal discussions. Histopathology training is conducted at the Indianapolis, IN clinic with Dr. Lori Thompson who provides derm path consulting for Antech and Dr. Wayne Rosenkrantz out of the Tustin, CA clinic.

About Animal Dermatology Clinic

Founded in 1980 by Dr. Craig Griffin, Animal Dermatology Clinic is the largest group of veterinary dermatologists providing advances in veterinary dermatology around the globe. Dr. Wayne Rosenkrantz joined ADC in 1983 following completion of a residency-training program where he achieved Diplomate status of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) in 1986.

In February of 2000, the practice moved its original clinic from Garden Grove, CA to a multi-specialty veterinary referral practice in Tustin, CA. Animal Dermatology Clinic expanded its operations to include nine full-time clinics in San Diego, Los Angeles, Marina del Rey, Pasadena, Ontario, Long Beach, Marietta, GA, Louisville, KY, Indianapolis, IN, and Portland, OR, along with opening 33 satellite facilities throughout the US and abroad. ADC has international operations with clinics in Perth and Sydney, Australia as well as Auckland, New Zealand. For additional information, please visit our website at www.animaldermatology.com.

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