Skin and Allergy Care

Do you have an itchy dog or cat?

There are many skin diseases that affect dogs and cats, including allergies.  These skin conditions can only be diagnosed after examination and further diagnostic testing.  For example, atopic dermatitis (an itchy skin disease of both dogs and cats) can occur as a result of an allergic reaction when a pet inhales airborne substances (pollen, mold or house dust) or eats a substance to which they are sensitive.  The allergic reaction causes the pet to itch, resulting in rubbing, licking, biting or scratching.  

The itching may be localized to certain areas or may be over their entire body.  Usually your pet’s feet, face, ears, armpits and front legs are affected.  If your pet has a flea allergy, their rump, tail, groin and thighs are usually affected.

If your pet is itching, scratching or suffering from alopecia (hair loss) or other skin conditions, please give us a call.  We will thoroughly examine your pet and discuss further diagnostic testing and treatment options with you.  

Veterinary Dermatology Services | Animal Medical Center at Fort Sheridan
Jonathan M
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These professionals have been like Angels to our family. They have taken care of our sweet old boy Karma. They have given tirelessly of themselves during the pandemic and I am so happy we found a Vet that I truly trust and appreciate. 10/10 would reccomend!
Charles N
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The doctor was very helpful and friendly. He was able to provide me with education about my dog in a very easy to understand manner. The price was great and the location is amazing. I will definitely be taking my dog here while we are stationed in Illinois.
Sarah S
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Dr Kordell is a wonderful vet as are the supporting vets, in fact the whole team at this practice are fabulous. I would n’t take my dogs anywhere else.
Stephanie F
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Jeff Kordell is the best vet! I have been a pet owner for about two years now. When I first got my dog I went to 7 different vets before a friend told me about AMC. This office is an hour away from my house and is SO worth the drive! The office is very clean and the staff is wonderful. If you are looking for a vet that truly loves animals, look no further!
Kamy D.
Kamy D.
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The practice is animal centered with incredible Dr.’s and support staff. I’ve raised animals all my life and the attention and care is top notch! One of the newer vets, Dr. King, is the cat whisperer. Wickedly smart and always willing to address your questions with patience and spot on guidance. I highly recommend this “family” of exceptional veterinary staff and crew!