Friendship Dermatology Specialists

Skin problems are one of the top reasons why owners seek veterinary care for their pets.  Despite easy recognition of dermatologic problems, getting these conditions managed or fully resolved can be challenging for even the most experienced veterinary professional.  At Friendship Hospital for Animals, our board-certified dermatologists are specially trained to identify skin conditions – from the easily treatable to the more complex diseases that require ongoing care.  The FHA dermatology team will build a custom treatment plan for your patient and work with you for the best outcome.

Our dermatologists are equipped to treat a wide variety of skin conditions including:

  • Skin allergies to fleas, food, or environment
  • Excessive itchiness
  • Ear and skin infections
  • Complicated pyoderma including resistant bacterial infections
  • Parasitic infections (fleas, mites)
  • Hair loss and hair disorders
  • Nail disease
  • Auto-immune skin disease
  • Heritable or congenital skin conditions

They can perform intradermal (skin) or serum (blood) allergy testing, formulate allergy vaccine, perform deep ear cleaning, myringotomy, or deep ear flush, collect skin biopsy samples and tissue cultures as needed for each patient.

Meet our Doctors:

Darcie Kunder, VMD, DACVD

Dr. Kunder graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary medicine. She did a rotating internship in Connecticut 2008-2009, followed by a dermatology internship at University of Wisconsin 2011-2012.

Dr. Kunder completed a residency in dermatology at University of Pennsylvania Vet School 2012-2015. She completed her board certification and passed board examination November 2015.

Dr. Fiona Lee

Dr. Lee graduated from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine. She completed her rotating small animal internship at Blue Pearl in New York City in 2013.

Dr. Lee completed a residency in dermatology at University of Pennsylvania Vet School 2013-2016. She completed her board certification and passed board examination November 2016.