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.

 

Dermatohistopathology
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Dermatohistopathology, the histopathological study of the skin can be defined by the root terms "derma" (meaning skin) and "histopathology".

Histopathology

…is valuable in investigation of skin disease, especially where initial investigations such as skin scrapes have failed to reveal a specific cause; where hormonal, autoimmune or neoplastic disease is suspected; or where there has been failure of response to treatment for the initial clinical diagnosis.

Skin Punch Biopsy

This is the most commonly used technique for collecting skin specimens for dermatohistopathoology in dogs and cats. In this technique a small instrument called a skin punch is used to remove a 4-6mm (about the diameter of a pencil eraser) of skin. A stitch is placed after the biopsy.

Ellipse Biopsy

Not as common as punch biopsy, ellipse biopsy involves the removal of an elliptical piece of skin using a scalpel blade. Usually larger than a skin biopsy, the elliptical incision shape aids in healing.