Founded in 2015 by Drs. Tyler Udenberg and Vincent Defalque, North West Veterinary Dermatology Services Ltd. (NWVDS) is a privately-owned referral-only veterinary dermatology specialty company serving pet parents and rDVMs in Western Canada.
Our team has grown steadily to four full-time Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologists specialized in itch relief, allergy management and ear diseases, two veterinary dermatology residents, and one veterinary dermatology intern. A third resident will be joining our Vancouver clinic in July 2024.
Our full time clinics (Vancouver, BC and St. Albert, AB) and our satellite location (Surrey, BC) are accepting new canine and feline patients, while equine patients are seen in Surrey and Aldergrove, BC.
Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologists
- Dr. Tyler Udenberg, DACVD®
- Dr. Vincent Defalque, DACVD®
- Dr. Jay Korbelik, BVSc, MSc, DACVD®
- Dr. Allison Cox, DACVD®
Veterinary Dermatology residents
- Dr. Jenifer Baker, BVM&S
- Dr. Joseph Cordonier, BVetMed
Veterinary Dermatology intern
Dr. Hannah Azaria
What is a Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist?
What is a Veterinary Dermatology resident/intern?
A Board Certified Veterinary Dermatologist is a veterinarian who has completed extensive study and specialized training in the diagnosis and management of allergy and many other forms of skin and ear diseases in animals. After receiving a degree in veterinary medicine, veterinary dermatologists complete a one-year internship followed by a 3-year residency.
During this residency period they evaluate and manage hundreds of challenging skin and ear cases, complete an extensive study program, conduct a scientific, publishable research project and successfully pass the rigorous certifying exam to become a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD).