The extraordinary value of veterinary dermatology specialists to general practitioners with Julia Miller
General practitioners shouldn't hesitate to lean on veterinary dermatologists, says Julia Miller, DVM, DACVD
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Julia Miller, DVM, DACVD, joined dvm360® Live!™ to share her experience and passion in becoming a board-certified veterinary dermatologist. In speaking with Adam Christman, DVM, MBA, Miller also stressed the value of general practitioners leaning on dermatologists when they have difficult dermatologic cases:
Below is a partial transcript. See the video for more:
Julia Miller, DVM, DACVD: You should throw in the towel and send it to me because you know you’re busy . . . I understand that you might have a C-section and a Parvo puppy and 3 diabetic dachshunds . . . and all sorts of other things that are happening during your day. So the fact that you’re not an expert on immunotherapy for an allergic dog [is] totally understandable. You have a lot on your plate, so I think one of the big things is to use us dermatologists and use us early. Don’t wait 5 years when the ship has already sailed. . . . Encourage your clients to understand the benefit of the dermatologist.