Dermatology Service, Small Animal Medicine & Surgery, Veterinary Teaching Hospital
Associate Professor, UGA College of Veterinary Medicine Professor

Frane Banovic, DVM, PhD, DECVD, is an Associate Professor of Veterinary Dermatology in the Department for Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine. He also holds an appointment as an Adjunct Professor at the School of Medicine, Emory University, USA and Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, University of Zagreb, Croatia. Dr Banovic finished a PhD with a focus on veterinary microbiology. In 2011, he moved to the USA for a residency in dermatology and a Fellowship in Investigative Dermatology at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine (2011-2015).

Dr. Banovic favors interdisciplinary approaches to biological questions and incorporates basic immunology as well as cell biological and next-generation sequencing techniques in his research on inflammatory skin diseases in veterinary dermatology. His main research interests lie in the field of comparative allergic skin diseases, related staphylococcal skin infections and autoimmune skin diseases.

Research Interests

  • Canine atopic dermatitis and pathogenesis of staphylococcal pyoderma
  • Canine skin adverse hypersensitivity reactions (toxic epidermal necrolysis)
  • Autoimmune skin diseases – cutaneous lupus erythematosus in dogs

Educational Background

  • DVM, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 2008
  • PhD in Microbiology, University of Zagreb, 2008-2014
  • Small Animal Rotating Internship, Ludwig-Maximillian University, Munich, Germany, 2010-2011
  • Investigative Dermatology Residency, North Carolina State University, 2011-2014
  • Fellowship in Investigative Dermatology, 2014-2015
  • Assistant Professor, Dermatology, University of Georgia, July 2015-present

Selected Publications

  • Banovic F, Olivry T, Bazzle L, Tobias JR, Atlee B, Zabel S, Okunaka N and Linder KE. Clinical and Microscopic Characteristics of Canine Toxic Epidermal Necrolysis. Veterinary Pathology 2015; 25:321-330.
  • Olivry T, Rossi MA, Banovic F and Linder KE. Mucocutaneous lupus erythematosus in dogs (21 cases). Veterinary Dermatology 2015; 26: 256–e55.
  • Banovic F, Lemo N. In vitro evaluation of the use of diluted sodium hypochlorite (bleach) against Staphylococcus pseudintermedius, Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Malassezia pachydermatis. Veterinary Dermatology 2014; 25: 233-4.
  • Banovic F, Olivry T, Linder KE. Ciclosporin Therapy for Generalized Canine Discoid Lupus Erythematosus Refractory to Doxycycline and Niacinamide. Veterinary Dermatology 2014; 25: 483-e79.
  • Banovic F, Linder K, Boone A, Jennings S, Murphy KM. Cat scratch-induced Pasteurella multocida necrotizing cellulitis in a dog. Veterinary Dermatology 2013; 24: 463-e108.
  • Banovic F, Koch S, Robson D, Jacob M, Olivry T. Deep pyoderma caused by Burkholderia cepacia complex in dogs treated with oral ciclosporin. Veterinary Dermatology 2015; 26: 287-e64.

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