Some pets develop skin and ear problems that require special expertise for proper diagnosis and treatment.

Our dermatology services are provided by Dr. Klaus Loft, who is specially trained to treat pets with chronic ear problems, severe allergies, cutaneous cancer conditions, and immune-mediated skin diseases. With more than ten years of experience, Dr. Loft is available to diagnose and treat:

  • Allergic skin diseases
  • Infectious skin diseases (bacterial, fungal, viral)
  • Dander-related skin disorders
  • Benign and malignant skin cancer
  • Chronic ear infections and disorders
  • Inflammatory ear conditions
  • Autoimmune skin diseases

In addition, he provides many specialized diagnostic procedures, such as:

  • Skin cytologies and biopsies
  • Skin scrapings
  • Skin and ear cultures
  • Allergy testing


If you believe your pet’s skin condition may benefit from a consult with Dr. Loft, ask your regular veterinarian to provide a referral to VESH or call 413-665-4931.




After Dr. Loft graduated from the Royal Agricultural & Veterinary University of Denmark in 1999, he worked in private practice in Denmark and Sweden. During that time, he became increasingly interested in skin conditions and allergies, which prompted him to focus his caseload primarily on dermatology. Since completing a two-year American College of Veterinary Dermatology-approved residency at Michigan State University in 2007, Dr. Loft has limited his practice in the greater Boston area and New England area solely to the specialty of dermatology. He has published numerous articles on veterinary dermatological topics and lectured extensively, both in Scandinavia and the United States.