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Virginia Veterinary Centers

Tan and white dog getting its ears checked

Dermatology & Allergy


2460 Colony Crossing Place, Midlothian, VA 23112

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P: (804) 744-9800

Urgent Care Check-In


Dog Lying Down Scratching Ears

For some pets, occasional scratching turns into something more, resulting in irritated, sore, and infected skin. To stop the scratching, the itching must be controlled. And that requires identifying and treating the underlying problem. Your primary veterinarian can usually treat your pet’s skin problem, but some can become chronic and difficult to diagnose. Then your veterinarian may decide to refer you to a board-certified veterinary dermatologist for specialized care. Many skin diseases look alike, having only subtle differences in appearance and historical background. Our specialists are trained to recognize these differences and pursue a specific diagnostic and therapeutic plan. We strive to stay current on newly recognized diseases and therapies.

Now Offering Phoiva Light Therapy

Dr. Edmonds and the Dermatology team at Midlothian are now offering Phovia light therapy to our patients. Phovia is a two-part system, comprised of a LED lamp and a chromophore gel, together which produce a multi-wavelength fluorescent light energy that can penetrate the skin at various depths. Phovia does not require sedation and can be used safely at weekly intervals to reduce skin inflammation and accelerate cutaneous regeneration. This therapy is performed in 15-minute sessions that are typically performed weekly until the respective skin lesions are healed. Examples of wounds that this service would be beneficial for are lick granulomas, perianal fistulas, eosinophilic granuloma complex, cases with poor post-operative healing, just to name a few. If you have any patients that could benefit from this specialized therapy, please don't hesitate to reach out to us for more information! We are a phone call away at (804) 744-9800 or simply email us at [email protected].

Conditions that may require an evaluation by a board-certified veterinary dermatologist include:

  • Allergies (food, inhalants, contact, and fleas)

  • Parasites (fleas and mites)

  • Autoimmune diseases

  • Infectious diseases (bacterial and fungal)

  • Hormonal diseases

  • Recurring ear infections

  • Skin cancer