Anita Patel, BVM, DVD, FRCVS, has been working as a veterinary dermatology specialist since 2002, and treats problematic conditions related to skin, ears and claws.

She is one of only 25 UK specialists in veterinary dermatology recognised by the industry’s regulatory body, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS), and the only one in the South East.

Before she started specialising, Anita worked for 20 years as a small animal vet in general practice, including 15 years as a partner.

Wondering about Anita’s qualifications?

Anita gained her RCVS Diploma in Veterinary Dermatology in 2002, after a residency at the Royal Veterinary College’s Queen Mother Hospital. She qualified for the RCVS Certificate in Small Animal Dermatology in 1993, and has been a member of the RCVS since 1982. She first studied veterinary medicine at Nairobi University.

Her accreditations at a glance:

  • FRCVS Fellow of the RCVS awarded for advancement in Clinical Dermatology
  • Recognition as a Specialist in Veterinary Dermatology by the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons
  • DVD Diploma in Veterinary Dermatology
  • ESVD Member of European Society of Veterinary Dermatologists
  • BSAVA Member of British Small Animal Veterinary Association
  • BVDSG Member of the British Veterinary Dermatology Study Group
  • ISVD Member of the International Society of Veterinary Dermatopathologists
  • KeSCAVA Honorary member of the Kenyan Small & Companion Animal Veterinary Association
  • KVDSG Founder of the Kenyan Veterinary Dermatology Study Group


As an acclaimed expert in this field, Anita has been invited to contribute articles to numerous peer-reviewed and referred journals, with many published publications and papers. She has also co-authored a textbook on dermatological cases in general practice.

“Really great at communicating”

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