Veterinary Dermatology

You know how it itch that just won't go away! Your pet may have a maddening skin condition that can cause your pet itching, discomfort and even pain. Our pets are susceptible to many of the same skin conditions that we experience. 

The veterinarians at Companion Animal Clinic & Pet Resort maintain a special focus on diagnosing, managing and treating a broad range of pet skin conditions. Here at Companion Animal Clinic, we can often detect and treat other veterinary conditions that may be affecting your pets based on findings from your pet's skin condition. 

Allergy Management for Your Pet

Companion Animal Clinic & Pet Resort provides veterinary dermatology services for your dogs and cats. Proper pet skin and coat care are an important component to your pet’s health. Your pet’s wellness exam includes a pet dermatological assessment, and we will make recommendations to treat or maintain your pet’s coat and skin. Dermatological conditions can be caused by many factors, including:

  • Allergies (Environmental, Food, etc)

  • Ectoparasites (Fleas, Scabies, Demodex, etc)

  • Hormonal or metabolic imbalance

  • Ticks

  • Fungal infections (ringworm, yeast, etc)

  • Auto –immune illness

Pet skin care is important for the health and safety of your entire family. In some cases, the source of your pet’s dermatological condition can also be transferred to your other pets or human family members. Proper diagnosis and treatment are vital to keeping you, your family, and your pet safe and healthy.

Signs of Pet Dermatology Concerns

Please contact us if you notice any signs your pet may have a dermatological condition, such as:

  • ​​Scratching ears or head shaking

  • Foul odor coming from the ears

  • Hair loss—Patchy or symmetrical; may be the only noticeable sign

  • Rubbing the head on the floor or ground

  • Redness or swelling—Paws, legs, tail base, flank, neck, and/or armpit areas

  • Scratching, licking, pawing, chewing, or biting at the skin

  • Skin changes—Redness, thickening, odor, red bumps, bruising, scaling or crusting, or sores

What Our Pet Parents are Saying!

Doctor Ben, Doctor Colleen and all the staff at Companion Animal are simply amazing people. My husband and I have been taking our dogs to Companion Animal for the last 3 years. When I first started to go to the clinic I was heavily pregnant with our twins and my husband was away for the military. Doctor Ben would pick up our male Husky and load him into my SUV, it was something so small but meant so much. The techs and the receptionist are always more than willing to hold onto our dogs so it’s easier for me to unload and load my kids from the car."
Becky J

4728 University Ave.

Cedar Falls, IA 50613


Ph:    319-277-2354    

Fax:  319-277-0673     


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Dr. Ben Nemmers, Dr. Colleen Nemmers and Dr. Amanda Ritter are proud to continue our long-standing tradition of providing general and advanced veterinary care to the Cedar Falls, Waterloo and surrounding communities. Our team at Companion Animal Clinic & Pet Resort would love to meet you and your furry companion. Rest assured we care for your pets just as we do our own.  

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Monday - Friday

7:00 am - 5:15 pm


8:00 am - 11:00 am

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7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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