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.

 

Specialized Veterinary Services
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Dr. Byrne and his staff are devoted to giving your pet the best care possible. We understand your concern for your pet’s well-being and your desire to make your pet healthy and happy. Let Dr. Byrne put his many years of experience to work for your pet. We work closely with your primary veterinarian and keep your primary veterinarian informed of all procedures and treatments performed for your pet.

Specialized diagnosis, treatment and management of:

  • Pet allergies
  • Excessive pruritus, scratching, itching, licking, biting, chewing, licking
  • Hot spots, dermatitis
  • Hives, urticaria
  • Atopic dermatitis, allergic skin disease, atopy, environmental allergy
  • Food allergy, adverse food reaction
  • Insect hypersensitivity
  • Wasp and/or bee sting allergy
  • Stinging insect allergy
  • Contact allergy, contact dermatitis, irritant dermatitis
  • Ear infection, otitis externa, otitis media
  • Diseases of the pinna (ear flap), itchy ears
  • Skin parasites, fleas, ticks, lice, mites
  • Parasitic skin diseases, flea bite allergy, acariasis, mange
  • Feline demodicosis
  • Notoedric mange, Notoedres
  • Sarcoptic mange, Sarcoptes, scabies
  • Demodectic mange, Demodex
  • Cheyletiella mange
  • Recurring / chronic skin infections
  • Contagious skin disease
  • Bacterial skin infections, pyoderma, folliculitis, furunculosis
  • Fungal skin infections, dermatomycosis
  • Mycobacteria infections
  • Dermatophytosis, ringworm
  • Yeast infections, Malassezia dermatitis
  • Feline eosinophilic plaque, eosinophilic granuloma
  • Feline ulcerative dermatosis
  • Feline herpes virus dermatitis
  • Nail disorders, onychodystrophy, onychomadesis
  • Paw disorders, pododermatitis, foot infections, paw chewing
  • Hair problems, hair loss, hair color change, follicular dysplasia, alopecia, leukotrichia
  • Skin color disorders, pigment disorders, leukoderma, vitiligo, melanoderma, hyperpigmentation, hypopigmentation
  • Autoimmune disease, lupus, pemphigus, discoid lupus erythematosus
  • Endocrine / hormone disorders
  • Sex hormone dermatosis, “alopecia x”
  • Congenital & hereditary skin disorders
  • Calcinosis
  • Skin tumors
  • Cutaneous lymphoma, epitheliotropic lymphoma
  • Adverse drug reaction, drug allergy, erythema multiforme`
  • Sebaceous adenitis, sebaceous gland disorders
  • Histiocytosis, histiocytoma
  • Vasculitis, vasculopathy
  • Rabies vaccine panniculitis
  • Seborrhea, seborrheic dermatitis
  • Hyperkeratosis, parakeratosis
  • Lymphocytic dermatitis, plasmacytic dermatitis
  • Tick related skin disorders
  • Acral lick dermatitis, lick granuloma
  • Dermatomyositis, ischemic dermatopathy
  • Superficial necrolytic dermatitis, hepatocutaneous syndrome, glucagonoma syndrome
  • Westie hyperplastic dermatosis
  • Additional Procedures We Offer:
  • Allergy skin testing, intradermal skin testing, needle skin testing
  • Blood allergy testing, ELISA, allergic antibody testing
  • Bacterial culture and sensitivity, fungal culture, mycobacterial culture
  • Ear debris removal, ear hair removal (therapeutic), ear flush
  • Skin biopsy, excisional biopsy, incisional biopsy
  • Skin mass removal, lumpectomy
  • Trichogram, microscopic hair examination
  • Testing for food allergy / adverse food reaction
  • Fine needle aspirates of skin mass or tumor
  • Blood tests (routine and specialized)
  • Cytology, microscopic examination, Tzanck preparations
  • Video otoscopy, otoendoscopy, ear debris removal
  • Ear/otic exams
  • Skin tag removal
  • Wart therapy
  • Cryosurgery, freezing skin tumors and growths
  • Parasite examination
  • Skin mite examination, skin scraping
  • Gram’s stain cytology
  • Histopathology, dermatohistopathology
  • Immunohistochemistry
  • Thyroid tests, adrenal tests, Cushings tests
  • Additional Therapies We Offer
  • Immunotherapy, allergy shots, hyposensitization, desensitization
  • Rush immunotherapy
  • Environmental allergy recommendations
  • Pollen allergy therapy, mite allergy therapy, mold allergy therapy and recommendations
  • Non-steroid therapy
  • Cryosurgery, freezing warts and skin tumors
  • Topical therapy, shampoo therapy
  • Individualized allergy vaccine formulation
  • Antimicrobial therapy, antibiotic therapy, antifungal therapy
  • Therapy of autoimmune or immune mediated disorders
  • Monitoring for drug side effects
  • Nutriceutical therapy recommendations
  • Nutritional therapy, supplementation recommendations
  • Hormone or endocrine therapy
  • Intravenous fluid therapy
  • Intralesional injection therapy
  • Hormone therapy
  • Skin tag removal
  • Wart therapy
  • Wound care
  • Parasite control

 

Additional Specialized Veterinary Services

  • Pet Allergies
  • Recurring skin infections
  • Ear infections
  • Autoimmune diseases
  • Hormonal diseases
  • Parasitic skin diseases
  • Congenital skin problems
  • Animal Nail disorders
  • Conditions affecting the hair
  • Allergy skin testing
  • Skin biopsies
  • Blood and urine tests
  • Cytology
  • Video otoscopy
  • Parasite evaluation
  • Bacterial and fungal cultures
  • Hydrotherapy

  • Additional Professional Services We Diagnose and Treat:
  • Atopic dermatitis
  • Atopy
  • Food allergies
  • Allergic skin disease
  • Intradermal (scratch) skin testing
  • ELISA (blood) testing
  • Immunotherapy (allergy shots)
  • Non-steroid treatments
  • Ear Disease (Otitis externa)
  • Diagnostic and therapeutic services
  • Ear disease
  • Chronic infections
  • Crusting and splitting of the pinna (ear flap)
  • Aural pruritus (itchy ears)
  • Auto-Immune and Immune-Mediated Disease (Lupus, Pemphigus):

  • Long-term management of these uncommon diseases:
  • Infectious and Contagious Skin Disease (Pyoderma, Dermatophyosis/Ringworm)
  • Bacterial skin infections (pyoderma)
  • Fungal skin disease (ringworm)
  • Hormonal (Endocrine) Diseases of the Skin and Hair
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Canine Cushing's disease
  • Sex hormone related dermatoses
  • Pet hair loss

  • Expert veterinary surgeons and Oncologists also use these Skin Cancer techniques:
  • cryosurgery
  • chemotherapy