Hours by appointment:

Monday: Monday: 9:00am-5:00PM
  * or 12:00am-8:00pm, alternating each week.

Tuesday: 12:00 - 8:00PM

Wednesday: 9:00am-5:00PM

Thursday: 9:00am-5:00PM (closed between 12:30-1:30PM) *

Friday: 9:00am-5:00PM

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* NOTE: Two Thursdays per month, I am seeing patients at Hickory Veterinary Hospital, Plymouth Meeting, PA (610) 828-3054.

After June 2016 I will no longer be seeing patients at that location.

  • Dr. Byrne earned his veterinary degree (DVM) from the Ohio State College of Veterinary Medicine in 1984.

 

  • Dr. Byrne completed a 3 year residency in veterinary dermatology at the University of Illinois in 1995. He then completed a 1-year residency in veterinary nutrition at the University of Illinois.

 

  • In 1996, Dr. Byrne received an advanced degree in Veterinary Science (dermatology and nutrition) at the University of Illinois.

 

  • Dr. Byrne taught veterinary dermatology at the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania for six years.

 

  • He opened Allergy Ear and Skin Care for Animals (AESCA) at its present location in Bensalem, PA because he saw a need for a facility dedicated to the needs of dogs and cats who suffer from skin and ear disorders.

 

Ear Canal Anatomy
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Although you may not think of the ear as being similar to skin, the ear canal is just a specialized type of skin that covers the soft cartilage that gives the ear its shape. Most disorders can affect both the ears and the skin.

The feline ear canal is 2 to 3 times longer than a human ear canal. The canine ear canal is longer still; it can be more than 5 times longer than a human ear canal. When you look into a dog or cat’s ear canal without special equipment the farthest you can normally see is only 1/3 to ½ of the ear canal. This is why regular ear examinations with an otoscope or endoscope are so important. Regular ear examination can detect problems before a severe infection occurs, before your pet’s ear is red or painful and before your pet is shaking his/her head and/or scratching at the ears.