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Got a methicillin-resistant derm case? Take a deep breath, and culture

Melissa Hall, DVM, DACVD, takes the "Oh, mercy!" out of MRSA

Any pyoderma case associated with a methicillin-resistant staphylococcal species can lead to panic especially if pet owners head to Google after the diagnosis. Dr. Melissa Hall dispels any alarm by helping clients determine what antibiotic might be needed to prescribe by taking a culture which will provide a list of systemic antibiotics that are available to treat that particular strain of bacterial pyoderma.


Success Stories


Before: Donkey was so itchy she rubbed her coat off

After: Relief after allergy shots within months. She is now comfortable and her coat is restored.

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Dottie - is a rescue that now lives in Santa Monica, CA. She is also a patient at the Marina del Rey clinic.

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