Dermatology (Skin)

  • Does your pet constantly lick, chew, bite, scratch, or shake their head?
  • Is there hair loss, scabs, or dandruff?
  • Do you notice a change in the skin or coat’s color or texture?
  • Is there a bad odor from the pet’s skin or ears?

The skin is the body’s largest organ. Animals, like humans, may develop a wide variety of dermatological abnormalities caused by congenital defects, genetic influences, infectious agents, nutritional imbalances, trauma, allergic conditions, ectoparasites, and neoplasia. In many cases, skin conditions may be zoonotic, that is, they may be contagious from animals to humans (and possibly vice versa).If your pet has any of these problems, call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Beadleston, our board certified dermatologist.

David Beadleston, DVM, DACVD (Board Certified Dermatologist)

Dr. Dave Beadleston is a 1985 graduate of University of California-Davis. In 1986 he completed an internship at Colorado State University in small animal medicine & surgery. After 8 years in general practice Dr. Beadleston found he had a strong interest in dermatology and went on to complete a 2 year Dermatology Residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 1997. He became Board Certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 1997.

His other interests are gardening & cooking. He lives in Niwot with his 2 children, 2 cats, and his dog. Dave has been at Arrowhead Animal Hospital, P.C. since 1998