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The journal Veterinary Dermatology

Veterinary Dermatology is the official journal of the ESVD, the ACVD (American College of Veterinary Dermatology) and the World Association of Veterinary Dermatology, and is available online - click here for link

The journal is peer- reviewed, appears bi-monthly, and is produced by Wiley-Blackwell, based in the UK. For 2016 the journal was ranked 29/138 journals in veterinary science (34/63 Dermatology) with an impact factor of 1.622. This reflects the high quality of manuscripts and their wide citation in other journals.


Journal editors

Editor in chief

Anette Loeffler, The Royal Veterinary College, London University, UK

Deputy editor in chief

Aiden Foster, University of Bristol, UK


Kim Coyner, Dermatology Clinic for Animals, Tacoma, USA
Karen Moriello, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
Dan Morris, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Steve Shaw, University of Nottingham, Sutton Bonington, UK




Aims and missions 

This is the publication platform for the communication and exchange of current work and ideas in veterinary dermatology. It is intended for all those who are involved in clinical dermatological work as well as those concerned with related biological sciences and with other veterinary and medical disciplines relevant to veterinary dermatology.




  • Scientific papers (experimental or observational) reporting progress and results in all areas of veterinary dermatology and its related fields
  • Brief communications, case reports, letters to the editor and book reviews. 
  •  Case reports of uncommon and interesting disorders
  •  Letters to the editor concerning matters of major interest or relating to published material
  •  Book reviews
  •  Review articles are invited from the journal or with approval from the editor in chief. They will reflect the present state of knowledge in special areas in which discussion has led to clearly defined conclusions

Author guidelines:


The following aspects of dermatology will be considered:

• Skin structure and function
• Skin microbiology and parasitology
• Dermatopathology
• Pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of skin diseases
• New disease entities


Updated Aiden Foster April 2018