Currently enrolling dogs in a study of atopic dermatitis

Dogs must have year round constant symptoms, diet trial performed, be infection free, and off systemic treatments to qualify- please call for details.

  • Appointments are curbside, please call us when you arrive at the clinic.​ 

  • If you would prefer to stay home, we offer telemedicine for current clients. 

  • Free standard shipping on medications and food for current clients. 

  • Please call us at 763-210-1177 for details and updates.

Why does my dog lick its feet?

The most common reasons for dogs lick the feet are atopic dermatitis, infections, and sometimes stomach upset.  Although anxiety may make itching worse, it is very rare for a dog to lick due to anxiety alone.  See the following articles:  Atopic Dermatitis in dogs and catsItchiness in dogs

Why is my cat so itchy?

The most common reasons for cats to be itchy are atopic dermatitis, parasites, and infections.  Although anxiety may make itching worse, it is very rare for a pet to itch due to anxiety alone.  See the following articles:  Atopic Dermatitis in dogs and catsIs my cat crazy?

Why does my dog get recurrent ear infections?

It is possible that treatments are not completely resolving the infections or the type of medication is not correct for the type of infection.  It is also possible there is a growth or foreign material in the canal.  If the infection does completely resolve, and then comes back, then there is likely an underlying cause predisposing to an infection like atopy.  See the following article:  Ear infections

Why is my dog losing hair?

If your pet is itchy and losing hair, the most common reasons are atopic dermatitis, parasites, and infections.  If they are not itchy, then other diseases to consider are demodex, hypothyroidism, Cushing's, follicular dysplasia, alopecia X, and seasonal flank alopecia.  See the following article:  Why is my dog or cat losing hair?

Dr. Melissa Eisenschenk, MS, DVM, DACVD


Dr. Melissa Eisenschenk completed her Bachelor of Science with minors in Animal Science and Chemistry at the University of Wisconsin- River Falls and graduated from the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine in 2002.  After vet school, she was in private practice for 4 years in Rochester and Minneapolis, and then returned in 2006 to the University of Minnesota for a dermatology residency and Master’s degree. She passed dermatology board exams in 2009.  Dr. Eisenschenk started Pet Dermatology Clinic in 2013.  Her family includes a husband and two daughters, a cat, a Lab, 2 rats, and a bunch of city chickens.

Matt, Melissa, Mae (8), Bea (6), Pete (cat) and Carson (dog)

Dr. Amanda Young, DVM, DACVD 


Dr. Amanda Young is a 2011 graduate from Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine. She spent 4 years in a small animal general practice in a suburb of Chicago before completing a year-long internship in specialty dermatology at the University of Illinois. She completed a residency in veterinary dermatology at the University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center and passed boards in 2019. Amanda enjoys spending time with her partner Nick and their pets (2 cats and a dog). Her most passionate hobby is cheering on the Nebraska Cornhuskers football team but she also loves spending time outdoors camping, fishing and hiking.

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Pet Dermatology Clinic

9712 63rd Ave N

Maple Grove, MN 55369

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Phone: 763-210-1177

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