Small Animal Dermatology - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital in College Station, Texas Small Animal Dermatology - Texas A&M Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital

Small Animal Dermatology

For small animal appointments call (979) 845-2351 Monday - Friday 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Emergencies accepted 24 hours a day

Our Service

Our Dermatology Service is dedicated to providing exceptional, compassionate care for patients affected by skin, ear, and allergic conditions.  Staffed and equipped to manage a multitude of skin conditions in both small and large animals, we work closely with other specialists in the Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital when needed to ensure a comprehensive medical work-up for every patient. Our desire is to be the preferred veterinary dermatology referral center in the region and timely communication is our commitment. We look forward to assisting you and your pet in times of need.

The Dermatology Service can be contacted for appointment scheduling Monday-Friday at 979-845-2351.



Our Team

Our clinical faculty and support staff are focused on providing the most progressive dermatological care for our patients, supporting our referring veterinarians, and training the next generation of veterinarians in Texas.

Adam Patterson

Adam P. Patterson, DVM, DACVD

Clinical Assistant Professor/Chief of Dermatology

Dr. Adam Patterson is a Clinical Assistant Professor and Chief of Dermatology (Small & Large Animals) in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University. He graduated with honors from Mississippi State University-College of Veterinary Medicine in 2001. Upon graduation, Patterson attended The University of Tennessee-College of Veterinary Medicine where he participated in a rotating small animal internship. In 2002 he was accepted into a three year veterinary dermatology residency at the University of Illinois-College of Veterinary Medicine. After successfully passing the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) Certifying Examination in 2005, Patterson became a Diplomate of the ACVD (board-certified in veterinary dermatology). From 2005 to 2009 Patterson worked as a dermatologist in a small animal specialty hospital in the Greater Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland. He joined A&M in the summer of 2009 after deciding he wished to dedicate his time and effort in teaching students and practitioners how to approach skin diseases in domestic animals. Patterson serves on the ACVD Executive Board, is an editorial board member of the Veterinary Dermatology journal, is a co-author of Small Animal Dermatology—A Color Atlas and Therapeutic Guide, 4th Ed., has authored journal articles and book chapters, and lectures nationally and internationally. His current collaborative research interest is the cutaneous microbiome of dogs and cats. When not in the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, Patterson is managing the allergic skin disease of his Boston terriers and cat.

Alison B. Diesel

Alison B. Diesel, DVM, DACVD

Clinical Assistant Professor

Dr. Alison Diesel is a Lecturer in Dermatology in the Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences at Texas A&M University. She graduated from Kansas State University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She joined the faculty in the fall of 2010 to continue to expand the growing dermatology service and to help guide veterinary students in the management of skin disease in companion animals. Dr. Diesel has spoken at several continuing education seminars, has written several journal articles and book chapters, and continues to pursue research in various aspects of veterinary dermatology.

Amanda L. Friedeck , BS, CVA

Amanda L. Friedeck , BS, CVA

Veterinary Technician

Amanda stared working for the Small Animal Hospital in 1995 as a student worker. Amanda received her CVA thru the Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) in 2003 and recertified in 2008. In 2007 she graduated with a Bachelors degree in Animal Science with a Business minor. In 2008 she took on the responsibility of teaching the 3rd year veterinary students, during their clinical skills lab, in the art of dermatologic sample collection. Amanda has published many articles in national veterinary technician magazines and is in the process of having a book chapter published, as well as speaking to technicians across the state on dermatologic conditions and sample collection.