Dermatology plays an important role in veterinary practice

Kansas City

James Noxon, DVM, DACVIM, the 2022 Veterinary HeroesTM winner for Dermatology, sponsored by Phovia, discusses the importance of dermatology practice in veterinary medicine, during an interview with dvm360® at the program's awards gala, part of the Fetch dvm360® Conference in Kansas City.

The following is a transcript of the video:

James Noxon, DVM, DACVIM: The thing about dermatology is that dermatology problems are the Top 4 reasons on the Top 10 list of reasons that dogs go to veterinarians. They are 2 of the Top 10 reasons why cats go to veterinarians. So, they’re common problems. Veterinarians know that, and they appreciate that. There’s a real art to managing those cases. They’re long-term cases. They’re chronic. They’re recurring. If you want instant gratification, be a surgeon. If you want to deal with a chronic, frustrating problems, quality of life issues, then dermatology is perfect.

Read more about James Noxon, DVM, DACVIM, and the Veterinary Heroes™ program at

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