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Dr. Terese DeManuelle, DVM, Diplomate ACVD

Dr. DeManuelle,  founder and owner of Allergy & Dermatology Veterinary Referral Center, graduated from the Louisiana State College of Veterinary Medicine and completed an internship in small animal medicine and surgery at The Animal Medical Center in New York City.  Dr. DeManuelle was engaged in private clinical practice and studied veterinary dermatopathology at the Ontario Veterinary College.  She completed a dermatology residency at the University of California School of Veterinary Medicine.  Dr. DeManuelle was a member of the dermatology faculty at the University of California at Davis, and attained board certification status. 

Dr. DeManuelle is a diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology, and active member of the American Academy of Veterinary Dermatology, European Society of Veterinary Dermatology, International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathology, American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.  She is a frequent lecturer and founded the Tri-State Veterinary Conference 14 years ago to provide dermatological continuing education to general practitioners. 

What is a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology?

  • Four-year Bachelor of Science degree in biology, life sciences, or related fields. 
  • Four years of veterinary medical school resulting in the degree of Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) 
  • A minimum of one year internship, either in private practice or at a University Veterinary Teaching Hospital, perfecting skills in small animal surgery and medicine.
  • Two to three years of residency in Dermatology.  Most residencies are conducted at University Teaching Hospitals.  Skin diseases of all species of animals are studied, including dogs, cats, horses, farm animals, small exotic animals, zoo animals, birds, reptiles and even some human diseases. 
  • To become a "Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology" (i.e. board certified), the doctor must:
  • See a specified number and variety of cases during his/her residency.
  • Perform a research project in an area of skin disease that advances the knowledge in the field.
  • Have the results of the research published in a refereed medical or veterinary medical journal.
  • Pass a rigorous series of examinations in order to prove competency in all areas of Veterinary Dermatology. 

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