Refer a Patient to our Dermatology Specialists

Our specialists offer expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of all diseases of the skin, coat, ears, and nails.

At this time we are not accepting new patients and will update this page once we are able to.

We treat health problems caused by:  


  • Allergies
  • Infections
  • Hormonal Disorders
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Congenital Disorders
  • Keratinization Disorders
  • Neoplasia
  • Idiopathic Disease and others

Diane T. Lewis, DVM, DACVIM

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Dermatology

Dr. Lewis began the Dermatology Service at the Institute of Veterinary Specialists in 1999, where she provides comprehensive, quality services to patients. Dr. Lewis received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from the University of Florida. After spending three years in general practice, Dr. Lewis completed a one year internship, followed by a two year residency in dermatology at Louisiana State University. Dr. Lewis returned to Gainesville in 1993 to teach at the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine, where she is currently Adjunct Faculty.


Specialized diagnostic tests include:

  • Cutaneous, Mucocutaneous, Oral, Nail, and Otic
  • Bacterial, Fungal, Pythium, and Anaerobic Cultures
  • Intradermal Allergy Testing
  • Allergen-Specific Immunotherapy
  • Video Otoscopy
  • Skin Biopsy for Dermatopathology
  • Computed Tomography (CT)
  • Cytology

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Referral Form

Our specialists provide comprehensive and personalized care to each patient that we treat. Fill out a referral form to get your client started with our services.