Got a methicillin-resistant derm case? Take a deep breath, and culture

October 27, 2016
Melissa Hall, DVM, DACVD

Melissa Hall, DVM, DACVD, is a veterinary dermatologist at the Animal Dermatology Clinic in Tustin, California.

Veterinary dermatologist Dr. Melissa Hall takes the "Oh, mercy!" out of MRSA.

Any pyoderma case associated with a methicillin-resistant staphylococcal species can lead to panic especially if pet owners head right to Dr. Google after the diagnosis. You can help clients relax, says veterinary dermatologist Dr. Melissa Hall. These infections in animals are different than those in humans, and it really comes down to just figuring what other antibiotic you might need to prescribe rather than your favorite go-to. That's where the culture comes in ...