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Dermatology

European Specialist In Dermatology

Dermatology
Dermatology Dr Marcel Kovalik Referral Surgeon

DrVetMed PhD Dip ECVD MRCVS

European Veterinary Specialist in Dermatology, European Medical and Scientific Illustrator

Marcel qualified as a veterinary surgeon from The University of Veterinary Medicine and Pharmacy in Kosice (Slovak Republic) in 2004. Following graduation he obtained a PhD in the field of allergology, pharmacology and immunology.

In 2007 he  moved to the UK and joined a small animal practice where he received cases in internal medicine, dermatology and routine surgery.  In 2008, Marcel began a three year Residency programme in Veterinary Dermatology, approved by the European College of Veterinary Dermatology, at The University of Edinburgh,

During this Residency, as well as teaching duties, and providing referral dermatology services for private veterinary practitioners Marcel was involved in clinical research and review studies resulting in 20 published papers.

Marcel was presented with the Young Investigator’s prize for the best research abstract presented at the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology  in 2010, and was awarded the Ulrike Runge Harms Award of the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology in 2011.

In 2012  he was board-certified by the European College of Veterinary Dermatology and is  a member of the European College of Veterinary Dermatology, the European Society of Veterinary Dermatology and the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons.

He has  special interest in veterinary dermatohistopathology and dermatological therapeutics  and is interested in all aspects of canine, feline and equine dermatoses, but particularly ear diseases, bacterial and fungal skin infections, allergic skin diseases, alopecia, hair follicle diseases, autoimmune skin and claw diseases and disorders of keratinisation and pigmentation.

Marcel is also a European medical and scientific illustrator.

Marcel's areas of interest include:

  • Chronically itchy dogs
  • Allergic skin diseases
  • Alopecia and hair follicle disease
  • Chronic ear disease