Many of the diseases of the skin look similar. It is the dermatologist's task to sort out these problems using not only science and art, but training, insight, and experience. Furthermore, it is important to make the process clear to the client. Occasionally, the time this takes can be frustrating to both the client and the dermatologist.

After your pet's visit, a written report is sent to your veterinarian, unless otherwise requested. Follow-up visits are scheduled as necessary and referring veterinarians are encouraged to participate with the follow-up care.

Clients and their veterinarians are encouraged to call with any concerns or questions related to the pet's problems or treatment. Open lines of communication, persistence, and patience are essential to continuing the process and successful management.

Emily Rothstein, DVM
Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD)
Dr. Rothstein was graduated with honors from the University of Florida, College of Veterinary Medicine in 1988. She then completed an internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Cornell University. After being in private practice for 6 years (4 of them in Connecticut), Dr. Rothstein was accepted into a Dermatology Residency at Cornell University. While at Cornell, she participated in numerous published clinical trials for new and improved treatments. She has been a member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology since 1995. Dr. Rothstein completed her residency in 1997 and was awarded diplomate status (board certification) in the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 1998.

As a former chairperson of the committee responsible for overseeing board certification of new diplomates in the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, Dr. Rothstein continues to be strongly involved in the College. She currently serves on committees that are overseeing the improvement of the examination process for board certification in veterinary dermatology and updating the ACVD web site. She also serves on the ACVD Executive Board and the North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum Organizing Committee.