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New Veterinary Dermatology Program at Massey University - Palmerston North

Launching a three-and-a-half-year residency program

IRVINE, Calif., Sept. 13, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Animal Dermatology Clinic (ADC) announces accreditation at Massey University to expand their residency teaching program. This integrative program to launch a three-and-a-half-year residency program is designed to attract, cultivate and support leadership excellence in the practice of veterinary dermatology.

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.

Massey University is known for their innovative and progressive teaching style. Their reputation for being an interactive and research led university is what brings over 30,000 students from over 80 countries to choose Massey University.

"We are excited to partner with Massey University to expand ADC's residency teaching program and look forward to the opportunities it will present. The future success of specialists in veterinary dermatology lies ultimately in our ability to inspire and provide the necessary tools and to cultivate those that will become stewards in this specialty as we continue to make advancements in veterinary medicine," commented Craig Griffin, founder of Animal Dermatology Clinic.

Paul Cocks is the director of the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Massey University and says, "We welcome the world class dermatology expertise now available from Massey's Veterinary Teaching Hospital and know the benefits will be to our patients and our students. Our international link with ADC ensures Massey continues to provide access to specialists diagnostic procedures, treatments and second opinions."

Massey's Veterinary Teaching Hospital offers a state-of-the-art facility offering New Zealand the most comprehensive veterinary expertise. The addition of adding specialists in veterinary dermatology will continue to increase Massey's extensive range of services to further enhance their reputation.

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 ten 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 31 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.

About the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Massey University

Massey University offers New Zealand's only veterinary degrees and they are widely recognised internationally including accreditation with the American Veterinary Medical Association. The Veterinary Teaching Hospital is a state-of-the-art facility offering New Zealand's most comprehensive veterinary expertise. It's open to the public offering routine animal health checks, specialist diagnostic procedures and treatments and a 24/7 Pet Emergency Centre. Specialists cater to many different types of animals including pets, farm animals, horses and native wildlife.

As a teaching hospital, final-year veterinary undergraduate students work alongside senior clinical staff with extensive experience to provide the best possible animal care to patients.

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