Advances in Our Understanding of Allergic Dermatitis that Shape How We Treat Patients (1125)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Dermatology
Friday |  1:00 PM -  1:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||HEMISFAIR 1



Andrew Hillier BVSc, Dipl. ACVD

Dr. Andrew ('Andy') Hillier is originally from South Africa where he graduated from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Pretoria, (Onderstepoort) in 1982. After 2 years military service, he was in small animal primary care practice for 8 years in South Africa (Cape Town) and Australia (Perth). Dr. Hillier completed a residency in veterinary dermatology at the University of Florida from 1992-1994 and became board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 1994. Thereafter he established his own dermatology referral practice in Australia before heading back to the US in 1996 where he was on faculty at The Ohio State University for 17 years, becoming a Full Professor and Head of the Dermatology + Otology Service. He left Ohio State in May 2013 to join Zoetis as a Senior Veterinary Specialist. Dr. Hillier has published over 40 peer-reviewed articles, edited and written books and book chapters, and lectured extensively both in the US and internationally. His primary areas of interest are staphylococcal pyoderma, antimicrobial drugs, atopic dermatitis, otitis and demodicosis.

Presentation Info

CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


There have been many recent advances in our understanding of the multiple factors that are involved in the development of allergic dermatitis. Improved knowledge has exposed new potential targets for treatment. Understanding the indications, utility, efficacy and limitations of new therapies for allergic dermatitis is critical for the clinician in designing the best treatment protocol for each indvidual patient. This lecture will highlight the key considerations for selection of appropriate therapy for dogs with allergic dermatitis.

Learning Objectives

1. Understanding the new pathophysiology of allergic dermatitis

2. Understanding the new treatments available for treatment of allergic dermatitis

3. Formulating a treatment plan for each specific individual patient