Dr Stephen Shaw BVetMed PhD DVD MRCVS

Steve qualified in 1987 from the Royal Veterinary College and the worked for 4 years in general practice, before taking a dermatology residency at the Animal Health Trust in 1991. He was awarded the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Dermatology in 1992. In 2000 he was awarded his PhD entitled ˜The immune response in canine atopy: hypersensitivity to house dust mites [Dermatophagoides spp.]

From 2001 to 2006, he was Head of Dermatology at the Animal Health Trust and then underwent a further residency at Rutland House Referrals from 2006 to 2009. In 2009, UK VetDerm was started and in 2011, Steve was awarded the RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Dermatology and is an RCVS Recognised Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology.

Steve is an active member of the dermatology community and is currently President of the British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group. Steve is interested in all aspects of companion animal dermatology, with the diagnosis and treatment of allergic skin and ear disease being his area of special interest. He teaches dermatology to members of the public through to individualised CPD for groups or individuals as well to veterinary students and has recently set up national workshops to teach the investigation and treatment of pruritic disease.

Steve is the National Dermatology Advisor for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association

Steve is a past RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Dermatology examiner