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Anita Patel

BVM, DVD, MRCVS, RCVS recognised specialist in Veterinary Dermatology

Anita Patel is one of only a handful of Dermatologists recognised as Specialists by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons and the only one practising on the South Coast. Before becoming a Specialist, she ran her own small animal practice for 20 years in Surrey, which she gave up in 2001 to see dermatology referrals full time.

While consulting on all aspects of veterinary dermatology, Anita's particular interests are feline dermatology and bacterial infections of the skin, on which she has published several papers. She has also written a chapter for Consultations in Feline Medicine and co-authored the chapter on structure and function of skin. Anita also lectures on dermatology and is involved in clinical trials of new drugs.

Anita's 20 years of general practice give her enormous insight into the practical aspects of treating patients in the home, especially the problems of actually getting clients to carry out long and frequently expensive courses of treatment. When recommending a treatment, therefore, she takes the client's circumstances into account as well as the patient and the condition.

Anita consults at our West Worthing branch in Tarring.