What information do you require about my clients and patients?
It is helpful for us to have as complete a history as possible. We usually request the entire medical record. A printable/downloadable referral form is below for your convenience.
What should my client bring to the appointment?
Because many clients and patients have been on several courses of treatments and therapies, it is helpful for us (and them) if they bring any medications the pet has been on or is currently taking as well as the names of different diets they have tried. Also, if they have been keeping notes or calendars regarding their pets condition or medications taken have them bring those along as well.
Do flavored medications such as antibiotics, anti-inflammatories and parasite control interfere with a food trial?
Absolutely! Even a single kibble of an offending food (cat or dog) can negate a food trial. It is important to keep diets strict and will save your clients time and ease their frustration.
I have a client ready to allergy test their pet. What medications can interfere with the results?
It's important to note that the pet's comfort is our primary
concern prior to allergy testing. We may recommend medications and therapies for comfort and schedule testing in the future.
Allergy testing may not be right for all patients and clients. That is why we recommend a consultation first to determine the needs/wants of the individual client and patient.
If clients are coming a long way and want to arrange testing at the first visit, it's best to have the referring veterinarian call us to discuss this.
There are many, many medications and supplements that can interfere with accurate results of an allergy test, whether it be a blood or skin allergy
We require the pet be off the following medications for the indicated time frame before allergy testing:
Injectable steroids: 8 weeks
Oral steroids: 4-6 weeks
Topical steroids: 3-4 weeks
Amitriptylline: 3 weeks
Antihistamines: 2 weeks
EFA's (3v caps, Dermcaps, etc): 2 weeks
Keep in mind we don't normally do testing on the first visit. Keeping pets on medications for comfort is fine as we can schedule testing for a later time
I am interested in doing a phone or email consult with Dr. Ashley-DeVore regarding one of my patients. What is the easiest way to accomplish this?
Email is the fastest and most efficient way to reach Dr. Ashley-DeVore. This way she has your thoughts written down and you can include case notes or photos. Cost is a per case basis and varies. Please call the office for more information or to request the appropriate email address, or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We welcome your referrals. If you have any questions regarding our services, please call us! 541-988-5458
Veterinary Allergy & Dermatology Services
5105 Main St
Springfield, OR 97478
541 988 5458
Tues thru Friday 8:30a-5:30p
Closed Saturday, Sunday and Monday
Our open hours are Tuesday thru Friday 8:30am-5:30pm. We also see appointments in Corvallis one Friday a month. Please call (541) 988-5458 or EMAIL for more info or to schedule an appointment.
We are closed on Saturday, Sunday and Monday.