Skin diseases are very common in dogs and cats and are one of the top reasons why owners seek veterinary care for their pet. They can be very frustrating and challenging to treat without proper knowledge and performing diagnostic tes

The most common initial symptom of skin problems in dogs and cats is itching.  When pets scratch, lick and chew the affected area it can create secondary infections from bacteria and other microbes.  

Commonly we see many pets that have:

  • Excessive itchiness
  • Ear infections
  • Allergic reactions to fleas, food or environment
  • Parasitic infections – fleas or mites
  • Hair loss
  • Nail Disease
  • Scabbing
  • Auto-immune skin disease
  • Skin infections

The veterinarians at Northside are equipped to treat a wide variety of skin conditions and can discuss options that will help your pet. Most problems are manageable and many can be avoided with proper care, but it is important to detect the underlying cause. We offer allergy testing, cytology, skin biopsies and cultures.  



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Hillsdale Office

Monday - Friday:

7:45 am - 5:30 pm


8:45 am - 12:00 pm



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Feedback from our clients

  • "Very good with my dogs ..snd very prompt with appointment"
    ★★★★★ | Larae H.
  • "We love Dr. Wood. He has saved our puppy from very bad things several times. He loves and cares for our pet as if he were his own. I highly recommend Northside!! I love that they do diagnostics - blood work and x-rays, same as us humans have to get real answers."
    ★★★★★ | Corinna M
  • "Thank you to Dr Wood and staff for fixing our Micks leg today after we had taken him to another vet for a laceration repair. The sutures that we’re placed by the other vet ripped open five days later. Mick is home resting comfortably with his cozy pillow around his neck. We appreciate your help in getting this fixed correctly! Thank you for your time and compassion!"
    Michelle Lyn Vanderpool
  • "I have taken my pets to Northside Veterinary Hospital for many years. I have always been very grateful for the wonderful care my animals have received there and the kindness of the staff. I would like to say thank you to their newest Vet. Dr.Roth. She took excellent care of my little Lou Lou yesterday with her many seizures. If you are looking for excellent care this is the place to go."
    Laura Nevins Patterson
  • "Can't say thank you enough to Dr. Wood and his staff for the excellent care they give my fur babies! ....I make an hour drive to go here because this place rocks!"
    Rhonda Alexander
  • "Dr. Wood and his staff are so nice to our furbabys and have up to date technology to really help our sick babies thank-you for all you do they are very caring people!!!"
    Cathy Sayer Smith