Leading veterinary referral centre Anderson Moores has launched a full-time dermatology service after expanding its expert team.

Hilary O’Dair, an RCVS advanced practitioner in small animal dermatology, has joined the Linnaeus-owned specialist-led animal hospital, which serves Hampshire, Dorset, West Sussex and beyond.

Hilary will be working alongside Anderson Moores’ dermatology consultant Ewan Ferguson, allowing the practice to provide a full-time service to referring vets.

Hospital director David Walker welcomed the appointment of Hilary, saying: “We are really delighted that Hilary is joining the dermatology team at Anderson Moores.

“Ewan Ferguson has been providing our dermatology service for many years and with Hilary joining him, we will now be able to provide a full-time service to support our referring vets, their clients and pets.

“Hilary’s passion for dermatology is infectious and with a particular interest in chronic ear disease, I’m sure she’s going to be very busy!”

Hilary, who graduated from the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) in London, said: “I’m very excited to be joining the fantastic team at Anderson Moores and really looking forward to helping make a difference with the new dermatology service we’ll be offering.

“My special interests are in ear disease, feline skin disease, endocrinology, and the impact of skin disease on the quality of life for pets as well as the pet-owner bond.”

Hilary is a highly respected figure in the veterinary world and has been a past Board member and organiser of the scientific meetings for the British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group, a member of the “In Practice” editorial board for 20 years, and a past chief examiner for the RCVS Small Animal Medicine Certificate.

She continues to act as a mentor for the BSAVA PGCertSAM course and as an assessor for the RCVS Advanced Practitioner in Small Animal Dermatology.

Hilary has worked in first opinion and referral clinics around the south west, including running her own dermatology referral service within several veterinary practices. From 2018 to 2021, she had been working as lead clinician in dermatology at Langford Vets (University of Bristol).

Anderson Moores Veterinary Specialists, located near Winchester, provides the highest quality independent surgical and medical care for cats and dogs from across Hampshire, Dorset, West Sussex and beyond.

The referral centre offers specialist care in soft tissue surgery, orthopaedics, internal medicine, neurology, cardiology, oncology diagnostic imaging, anaesthesia and dermatology.

For more information, visit www.andersonmoores.com or search for Anderson Mores Veterinary Specialists on social media.

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