Pet Dermatology

With state-of-the-art facilities and a compassionate approach, we address many dermatological conditions, from allergies to infections, ensuring your furry family members receive the highest quality of care.

A veterinarian checking dog's skin

Treatments and Medications

Treatment of dermatological issues in animals has improved dramatically in recent years, and your pet will be cared for in the safest and most effective manner available in veterinary medicine. In the past, steroids and antihistamines were the only products available for the treatment of skin issues in pets. New treatments and medications, such as sublingual immunotherapy, have made allergic conditions in pets much more manageable and safer to control. Oral sublingual immunotherapy involves placing small amounts of allergens in the mouth of the pet to build up resistance when they encounter this particular substance. Additionally, there are now new oral allergy medications for dogs that are extremely safe and effective for both short and long-term use.

A standard issue with many pets in the Birmingham, AL, area is allergies and skin conditions related to allergic reactions. Dr. Hankes has more than 23 years of experience diagnosing and treating skin conditions in both dogs and cats. There are many reasons for allergic reactions in our furry family members, including food allergies, flea allergy dermatitis, atopic dermatitis, and contact allergens such as grass or pollen.

If your pet has itching beyond normal scratching, and you notice skin abrasions and hair loss, they may suffer from allergies. Set up an appointment with Dr. Hankes at All Creatures Pet Hospital and put an end to the discomfort associated with skin conditions in your pet family.

The All Creatures Pet Hospital Difference


Our clinic offers a comprehensive range of services in pet dermatology, addressing a spectrum of skin conditions pets may encounter. Whether it’s allergies, infections, or chronic skin diseases, the experienced veterinarians at All Creatures Pet Hospital are equipped to diagnose and treat these issues with precision.

Treatment Plans

Our personalized approach extends to the selection of medications, therapeutic baths, and dietary recommendations aimed at managing and alleviating skin conditions. Our clinic also emphasizes client education, ensuring that pet owners are equipped with the knowledge and tools to support their pets’ skin health at home.