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 Endoscopy
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Otoscope – the standard classic handheld flashlight size instrument that consists of a light and a magnifier, which is used to examine the ear canal. This is what your physician typically uses to examine your ears and what most veterinarians use to examine ears of their patients.

Ear Endoscopy is visual examination of the interior of a hollow body organ (in this case the ear) by use of an endoscope.

Oto-endoscope is an endoscope specially designed for use inside the ears. It offers visualization of fine detail of the ear canal and ear drum superior to that of most standard otoscopes. Some oto-endoscopes are designed to allow images to be played on a video monitor (video oto-endoscopy), which is useful for procedures of the ear canal.

All pets who come to AESCA are screened for ear disease whether they have a history of ear infections or not. If examination with a standard otoscope reveals abnormalities, your pet will then be given an examination with a video oto-endoscope. No additional preparation is needed as the examination requires no more cooperation from your pet than a standard otoscopic exam. Dr. Byrne and his staff have a lot of experience in making examination as comfortable as possible for your pet and we will avoid causing your pet discomfort.

If your pet is unfortunate to have chronic ear disease, when she/he comes to AESCA video oto-endoscopy will be recommended straight away and you will be able to see with your own eyes the condition of your pet’s ear canals.

See also… Therapy For Ear Problems