• claireClaire McArdle BVSc, CertVD, MRCVS qualified from Liverpool University in 1991 and gained her Certificate in Veterinary Dermatology in 2001 while working in companion practice in Cheshire. She joined Oakwood in 2005 after working as a lecturer in the Dermatology Referral Clinic at Liverpool University.




    We offer full dermatological investigations in dogs and cats including:

    • skin scraping
    • cytological examination of the skin surface and ear canals
    • intra-dermal allergen testing
    • serological testing
    • endocrine function assays
    • skin biopsy
    • elimination diets

    Allergic disease and auto-immune disorders frequently affect the skin of pets and Claire is experienced with allergen-specific immunotherapy, immuno-suppresant drugs and topical therapy. The majority of these conditions are chronic and require long term or life long therapy.

    To request a referral or for a chat about a difficult case you need help with please call.