COLLEGE STATION, TX – Dr. Adam P. Patterson, DVM, DACVD, has joined the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences Department of Small Animal Clinical Sciences as Clinical Assistant Professor and Chief of Dermatology.
Dr. Patterson comes to the CVM after serving as a private practice dermatologist in the Greater Chesapeake Bay area of Maryland from 2005-2009. He notes that his practice philosophy is to talk with clients, not to them.
“You can know a lot, but if you do not address the client’s concerns, you are worthless to them and ultimately their pet,” said Patterson.
While in private practice, Dr. Patterson supervised the dermatological training of interns. As a part of his dermatology residency program, he developed educational materials featuring problem-oriented approach worksheets and lecture presentation, and case-driven class notes.
In transitioning from private practice to the academic environment at Texas A&M, Dr. Patterson noted the positive relationship that the college has with its faculty.
“This CVM appreciates and supports the responsibilities of its clinical faculty,” said Patterson, “in training entry and specialty level veterinarians while concurrently providing a service for the Texas animal-owning population in times of need.”
Dr. Patterson’s clinical areas of interest include allergic skin disease, autoimmune dermatoses and anal furunculosis, while his scholarly interest is dermatology.
As a Diplomate of the American College of Dermatology (ACVD), Dr. Patterson is certified as a veterinarian who has expertise and specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of animals with skin, mouth, hair, ear and nail disorders. He has significant training and experience in the treatment of allergic disorders including diagnosis and treatment of infectious and non-infectious skin diseases, parasitic skin diseases, autoimmune diseases, and chronic infections and inflammatory conditions of the ears.
Dr. Patterson has served the ACVD as Chair of the Website Committee. Additionally, he has written articles and book chapters addressing canine, feline, and small animal dermatology issues.
Dr. Patterson received his BS and DVM from Mississippi State University, Interned at The University of Tennessee, and completed his Residency at the University of Illinois.
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