Guidelines for the Treatment of Pyoderma in Dogs (1136)
Companion Animal Medicine |  Dermatology
Friday |  3:00 PM -  3:50 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


We will discuss current options for the treatment of pyoderma. This presentation will be case-based and will focus on when and how to use topical antimicrobial therapy, and how to select the most appropriate systemic antibiotic for the patient. Recently published guidelines for the treatment fo superficial pyoderma will be discussed.

Learning Objectives

1. How to decide on topical antimicrobial therapy

2. How to decide which systemic antibiotic to use