Allergy & Dermatology

If you’ve ever suffered from an allergy or other type of skin condition, you understand all too well how uncomfortable and unpleasant it can be. The itchiness. The pain. The way it can interfere with every area of your life.

Did you know that companion animals can suffer from many of the same allergies and skin conditions that we can, and they can also experience the same unpleasant side effects? For pets, just as for humans, skin disorders can have a tremendous impact on quality of life. If your pet is experiencing some type of skin problem, whether it’s just excessive itching or a visible problem with the skin, coat, ears or feet, the team at Ocean Breeze Animal Hospital can help!

Our experienced doctors are skilled at identifying, diagnosing and treating a broad range of dermatological problems. We employ the use of a broad range of diagnostic tools to help us pinpoint the exact cause of the problem, including but not limited to skin cultures, biopsies, laboratory tests, skin scrapings and more. Some of the dermatological problems we can assist with include:

  • Allergies (food, environmental)
  • Skin Infections (bacterial, fungal)
  • Parasites
  • Infections of the Ears
  • Diseases of the Feet
  • Hormonal Disorders
  • Autoimmune Problems
  • Tumors/Growths
  • Skin Cancer

Once we’ve reached a definitive diagnosis, we’ll then work on developing and implementing an appropriate treatment protocol to address and overcome the problem once and for all. We may recommend various treatment options, including the use of topical creams, oral medications, supplements, therapy and surgery, or some combination of these.

We may also suggest making some minor changes at home. In many cases, simply changing your pet’s diet or removing certain items from your home that may be acting as irritants to your pet can reduce or eliminate the problem altogether. We’ll work with you to determine the best, and most effective course of action for your specific pet.

If you believe your pet may be experiencing some type of skin problem, don’t let them suffer another moment in pain or discomfort. Give us a call to schedule a professional dermatological evaluation today. We can help your four-legged friend live a more comfortable life.

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    • Rosie FernandezRosie Fernandez

      excellent care, wonderful technicians, very compassionate and caring veterinarians

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    • Debra ScutariDebra Scutari

      Took my lucky in to see Dr Gimbal he was very Patient and thorough answered a bunch of my concerns and questions think we’re on the right track now. Would definitely recommend him and his staff for you and your pets. He’s been a great doctor for my fur babies.

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    • Carole NicholsCarole Nichols

      The vets, techs & receptionists are all very much in tune with both the patient and the owner. They are very compassionate and they listen to me when I ask questions or offer my input. Very happy with the service I have received with both of my dogs.

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    • Sandee Conn ScozzafavaSandee Conn Scozzafava

      Friendly knowledgeable staff. Yearly check up for my sweet cat Roxie. She was comfortable and not traumatized. Received a thorough exam with all my questions answered. Felt confident when we left. Will continue any and all care for Roxie here!!

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    • Rebecca DeeganRebecca Deegan

      We took zues to see the doc today and even though he was an excited jumpy beast everything went so great! The staff is amazing and he loved them! Thanks again to the great staff!!

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    • Rebecca DeeganRebecca Deegan

      By far the most caring and helpful vet I've ever been too. Dr. Gimbal is amazing and helped us get our cat ...chaos... All better and good to go. Sam at the front desk was amazing as well. I highly recommend them and I'm definitely gonna be taking all of my animals there!!! Thank you all so much for what you've done for us!!!

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    • Katelyn JohnsonKatelyn Johnson

      I have only been to their offices once recently and we had to sadly say goodbye to my beloved boy, Jack. The entire staff is so warm and sincere in their care. It meant so much to me that they made Jack comfortable and didn’t rush us at all with our goodbyes. They truly understood how hard it was for our family to lose a loved one. I will 100% be back for the continuous care of our other dog, Lucy. I am truly grateful for all of their kindness.

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