Now welcoming Dr. Mills' patients from Veterinary Dermatology and Allergy Centre

Why does my dog lick its feet?

The most common reasons for dogs lick the feet are allergies, 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:  Allergies in dogs and catsItchiness in dogs

Why is my cat so itchy?

The most common reasons for cats to be itchy are allergies, 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:  Allergies 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 allergies.  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 allergies, 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.  She has a husband and two daughters, a cat, a Lab, and a bunch of city chickens.

Matt, Melissa, Mae (7), Bea (5), Pete (cat) and Carson (dog)

Dr. Amanda Young, DVM


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 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.

Dr. Andrew Mills, DVM, MPH


Dr. Andrew Mills will be retiring soon and has transferred all records from Veterinary Dermatology and Allergy Centre to Pet Dermatology Clinic.  He will be seeing patients at Pet Dermatology Clinic on a limited basis during this transition.  We welcome these patients to our clinic and will continue their care.

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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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