Food Allergies and Dermatology Diagnostic Tricks


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CE Credits: 2.4 Scientific

Dr. McKay will review data generated from the review series; Critically Appraised Topics on Adverse Food Reactions of Companion Animals. The presentation discusses an overview of food allergies, common clinical signs, management, and therapy options. The program also reviews concepts in compliance as they relate to how to improve diet trial compliance. In the second hour, Dr. McKay will review how to improve your dermatology diagnostic techniques. She reviews different ways to perform skin scrapings, skin cytologies, and fungal testing. Tips on skin culture are discussed. The program also presents dermatology cases that highlight how skin cytology and skin scrapings were used as diagnostics.


Lindsay McKay, DVM, DACVD
Dr. Lindsay McKay received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from the University of Florida in 2003. She went on to complete an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at VCA Berwyn and VCA Aurora in the Chicago suburbs and then completed a three-year residency in Dermatology at VCA Aurora in 2007. She became board-certified in dermatology that same year. She is currently practicing at VCA Arboretum View in the near west suburbs of Chicago. Dr. McKay is actively involved in continuing education, speaking locally and nationally. She also enjoys clinical research and has participated in numerous dermatology trials studying novel therapies for canine atopic dermatitis and allergic itch, as well as for the treatment of allergic disease in cats.