Our Services

Dr. Tapp specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of all skin, ear and nail diseases in dogs and cats. Veterinary Healing Arts provides a variety of services including consultation, extensive client education, intradermal skin testing, immunotherapy, skin scrapings, cutaneous and otic cytologies, video otoscopy, biopsies and cultures. Digital photography is used in many cases for monitoring and record keeping. There are hundreds of different skin diseases currently recognized in dogs and cats. Many of these diseases look alike and only subtle differences distinguish diseases. Dr. Tapp, as a dermatologist, is specially trained to recognize those differences and pursue a work-up to make a diagnosis.

What is a specialist?

A specialist is a veterinarian who has completed advanced training beyond veterinary school. They then go on to complete research in their field, publish articles and pass an exhaustive clinical examination in order to become "board-certified". There are currently less than 250 board-certified veterinary dermatologists in North America. Dr. Tapp is the only boarded dermatologist in the state of Rhode Island. Your veterinarian can help you decide if your pet would benefit from a consultation with Dr. Tapp.

We specialize in diagnosing and treating:

Chronic and severe skin and ear disease

Immune mediated and hormonal skin disease

Nail and nail bed diseases

Skin manifestations of internal disease