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.

 

Other Skin Parasites
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Mosquitoes: can cause irritation and can cause allergic reactions in dogs and cats allergic to mosquitoes. Some flea products such as Advantix, Vectra for cats/kittens, and Vectra-3D offer some efficacy against mosquitoes.

Chiggers: likely cause itchiness in dogs and cats as well as humans. You probably know if you are in an area that has chiggers as you have probably been bitten. Allergic pets may suffer as much as humans if chigger larvae burrow in their skin.

Lice: are not as much of a problem as they used to be since they are usually easy to kill and are easily killed by most insecticides and flea products. They can be a concern in areas where fleas are not a problem and so flea products are not often used.

Cheyletiella Mites: are occasionally a cause of skin disease in dogs and cats. These are easily killed by most insecticides and flea products. They can be a concern in areas where fleas are not a problem and so flea products are not used.

Poultry Mites: are associated with birds, but will bite humans and other mammals. They can be seen with the naked eye, though are very tiny. They appear red after feeding.

Bed Bugs: Cimex prefer humans, but some parasitologists believe they will bite animals. It would be expected that a human would be receiving bites, at night, before considering that a dog’s or cat’s skin problems were due to bed bugs.