Peri Lau-GillardDrMedVet CertVD DipECVD MRCVS
RCVS and European Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology
Peri offers a weekly dermatology clinic at the Vale Veterinary Hospital in Dursley and her aim is to provide an excellent and passionate service for clients, their pets and the referring veterinary surgeon.
Her philosophy is to work hand in hand with the client and the referring veterinarian to insure the best possible outcome for the patient. This includes prompt feedback to the veterinarian on referred cases and individually tailored case management with appropriate follow-up appointments for each case and continued telephone advise/management for referred cases.
Peri has completed an ECVD recognised residency training programme and has worked for several years as a clinician and teacher at the dermatology service at Bristol University in Langford.
Peri is welcoming referrals from dogs and cats with all sorts of dermatological problems including:
- Allergic skin disease pruritus
- Alopecia of unknown origin
- Otitis externa/media
- Recurrent or unresponsive pyoderma
- Parasitic skin diseases
- Infectious skin diseases
- Auto-immune skin disease
- Claw diseases
- Disorders of keratinisation or pigmentation
Peri has a particular interest in evaluating patients with ear disease. The assessment commonly includes physical examination, ear cytology/culture, otoscopy and investigations for potential underlying dermatological diseases. If otitis media is suspected, advanced imaging using CT is available to give full assessment of the middle ear cavity aswell as video-otoscopic guided middle ear flushing, enabling a more precise diagnosis and prognosis. For those ear cases where medical management was unsuccessful or is not an option, surgical options can be discussed with our Surgery team, Ed Friend and Richard Artingstall.
The Dermatology service can offer a number of other specialist diagnostic procedures including instant interpretation of cytology samples of the cases seen, skin testing, as well as an interpretation of their histopatholology. The dermatology clinic is also able to offer co-management with the internal medicine and cardiology service in order to provide the best service to patients with more complex diseases.
Peri is also happy to give advice to referring veterinary surgeons about their dermatological cases either via phone or email.