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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 2017 the journal was ranked 50/140 journals in veterinary science  with an impact factor of 1.27. 



Journal editors

Editor in chief

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

Deputy editor in chief

Aiden Foster, University of Bristol, UK


Kim Coyner, Dermatology Clinic for Animals, Tacoma, USA

Lluis Ferrer, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Karen Moriello, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA

Dan Morris, School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, 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 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
  • Abstracts from the World Congress of Veterinary Dermatology, European College of Veterinary Dermatology-European Society of Veterinary Dermatology Congress and the North American Veterinary Dermatology Forum.
  • Editorials

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 by Aiden Foster February 2019