Tierdermatologie Deisenhofen Consultations
A veterinary dermatopathologist can be best compared to a "skin detective".
They piece together information using both clinical history and individual animal
clues as well as the pathology findings to come up with either a definitive, or a
"best fit" diagnosis and often work closely with the clinician.
Tierdermatologie Deisenhofen offers a dermatopathology consultation
service. We use knowledge of clinical dermatology AND dermatopathology to
provide diagnostic and therapeutic information about a patient to the practising
What do I submit?
Skin biopsies fixed and stored in formalin (click here for tips regarding sampling)
or "recut slides" from skin biopsy specimens already processed elsewhere
What is the turn-around time?
Upon receipt of the sample, the report can be expected within 7 to 10 days.
What is expected in this report?
There are two types of report: a simple report with a diagnosis and basic
description - such as is made with tumors or infections - and a more detailed
report including a clinicopathologic correlation such as is needed in more
Veterinarians who are interested can view an example of each report here and
can download a submission form below.
What is the cost?
Dermatopathology is typically far more time intensive than most other forms of
pathology and the training is specialised and for this reason the costs are
€30.00 : a basic description incl. processing
€50.00 : a detailed report and incl. processing and
€35.00 : for a report of an already processed sample (incl. VAT / MWSt).
A delay can be expected if Dr Bettenay is away from the laboratory, as she is
the sole dermatopathologist. This will occur when she travels to attend
conferences or to give lectures and of course for family vacation.
The dates for 2011 when Dr Bettenay will be away (for more than a few days)
are listed below.
April 4-8 (Conference, Austria)
April 18 - May 7 (Family vacation & 2 x CVE conference);
August 22 - Sept 2 (Conference: University of Zagreb & Familiy vacation
September 8-10 (ESVD/ECVD annual conference);
November (CVE conference)
During these times, any samples arriving at Tierdermatologie Deisenhofen will be
directly forwarded to Dr Wolf von Bomhard for an immediate opinion.
Should Dr Bettenay's input still be required on your case, this can be requested
on her return.
Sampling an area with non-specific changes leads to a non-specific result.
Selecting the sites most likely to yield a diagnosis can be tricky. We offer a unique
service, whereby - using your photographs and returning the recommendation by
fax - we will advise the site and type of biopsy we would recommend, with a "next
day" turnaround time. Please note that this recommendation cannot guarantee a
confirmed diagnosis, but it can certainly help select the best possible biopsy site.
What is the cost?