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Ext 1: Surgery Department

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Ext 2: Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology

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  • Coastal Veterinary Dermatology

Dermatology

Dr. Michael Rossi

Dr. Michael Rossi, DVM, MNS

Dr. Michael Rossi was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. He obtained his bachelor's of science degree from the Southeastern Louisiana University before performing research with the Tulane National Primate Research Center in Covington, Louisiana. This further increased his interest in animal welfare and scientific research. He then went on to complete his Master's degree and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. After veterinary school, he finished a one-year rotating internship at the Regional Veterinary Referral Center in the Washington, D.C. area. Thereafter, he completed a specialized veterinary dermatology internship at the North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine (NCSU-CVM) in Raleigh, NC. Upon completion of this internship, he participated in a two-year veterinary dermatology residency with NCSU-CVM and clinical work with the Veterinary Referral Center of Colorado (VRCC) in Englewood, CO. During his internship and residency, he was able to educate veterinary students about the clinical and scientific aspects of veterinary dermatology. He remained on staff at VRCC following his residency before moving back to the Gulf region. Dr. Rossi has been board certified by the American College of Veterinary Dermatology (ACVD) and is one of approximately 250 board certified veterinary dermatologists in North America. The ACVD ensures that its members maintain the highest level of post-graduate training in veterinary dermatology and allergy.

Dr. Rossi is a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association. He has expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of all skin, coat, ear and nail diseases in animals, including bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections, allergies, immune-mediated skin diseases, endocrine (hormonal) disorders, inherited skin diseases, and certain skin cancers, to name a few. He has a special interest in allergic skin diseases, fungal diseases, ectoparasites, dermatopathology, and autoimmune diseases. In addition to small animals, Dr. Rossi also enjoys working with horses and zoo animals. Dr. Rossi is devoted to working closely with you and your family veterinarian to provide the most progressive and comprehensive services and care for your special family member(s).

Dr. Rossi has had many pets, including dogs, cats, horses, goats, chickens, ducks, iguanas, and several other "pocket pets", all of which spurred his interest in becoming a veterinarian. He currently is "dad" to three chihuahuas named Keona, Kilee and Yoshi. He is an avid traveler and has been to Europe on several occasions. Dr. Rossi is fluent in the Italian language. His other interests include the culinary arts, camping, fishing, and military history.