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Vet Derm Day: Canine Atopic Dermatitis Management

Hosted by: Office of Continuing Education
From: 12:30 pm - 6:00 pm

This workshop will offer 4 1/2 hours of continuing education credit!

These sessions will be offered in a live, interactive format via ZOOM. They will not be available as recorded sessions.

Registration is now closed. Please email Cheryl at cheryls@uga.edu if you require further assistance.

Event Information

Registration Fee : $85.00




Office of Continuing Education
Phone Number: (706) 542-1451
Email: cheryls@uga.edu

Event Agenda


Start Time
End Time
12:30 pm 1:00 pm
Introduction to pathogenesis and skin barrier dysfunction in dogs with atopic dermatitis (AD)
Frane Banovic
1:10 pm 1:40 pm
Diagnosis & misdiagnosis of canine AD
Michaela Austel
1:50 pm 2:20 pm
Approach to flare factors in canine AD: Staphylococcal pyoderma and Malassezia dermatitis
Frane Banovic
2:30 pm 3:00 pm
Approach to flare factors in canine AD: persistent-resistant otitis
Michaela Austel
3:00 pm 3:25 pm
3:25 pm 4:00 pm
Approach to flare factors in canine AD: elimination diets
Michaela Austel
4:05 pm 4:40 pm
Approach to flare factors in canine AD: immunotherapy for environmental allergens
Michaela Austel
4:50 pm 5:40 pm
Proactive and reactive symptomatic treatment approaches in canine AD
Frane Banovic
Q & A


  • Michaela Austel, DVM, ACVD Clinical Assistant Professor of Dermatology, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

    Dr. Austel has been a veterinarian for 28 years, 23 of those were dedicated to dermatology.

    She spent over 20 years in academia (torturing students…) in Europe and the United States. She received her specialty training in dermatology (a very long time ago) at the University of Georgia und subsequently became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology.

    She explored ‘new territory in private practice in West Virginia, Massachusetts and Georgia for several years before re-uniting with the College of Veterinary Medicine of The University of Georgia in 2019 as an assistant clinical professor of veterinary dermatology.

    Dr. Austel has been a volunteer at the Athens Clarke County Animal Shelter since 2008. She is the proud parent of six adopted furry children. Five of them have allergies ?.

  • Frane Banovic, DVM, PhD, DECVED Assistant Professor of Dermatology, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine

    After graduating from veterinary school in Zagreb (Croatia) in 2008, Dr. Banovic continued with further education at the University of Zagreb by pursuing and finishing a PhD program in veterinary microbiology. In the summer of 2011, Dr. Banovic finished one-year rotational internship at the Veterinary School in Munich (Germany) and started his three-year dermatology residency program at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. After finishing residency, he enrolled in a postdoctoral fellowship in Investigative Dermatology with the primary research focus on itch in atopic dermatitis and staphylococcal pyoderma. Dr Banovic favors interdisciplinary approaches to biological questions and incorporates basic immunology as well as cell biological and biochemical approaches in his research. He is board-certified by European College of Veterinary Dermatology. Dr. Banovic is presently an Assistant Professor of Dermatology at University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine. Dr. Banovic’s main research interests lie in the field of canine atopic dermatitis, related staphylococcal skin infections and autoimmune skin diseases.


Additional Information

Thanks to our generous sponsors, we are able to offer these lectures for a reduced registration fee.