Your First Visit

How do I schedule an appointment?

Please call 239-948-9434 to speak with one of our staff members. Dr. Burkett sees appointments Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday between 8:30 am and 4 pm.

What happens during the appointment?

During the initial consultation, the dermatologist will review your pet’s medical history. Some of the history will be supplied by you on our dermatological history form. A thorough history is especially crucial in understanding dermatological problems. Next, a physical and dermatological exam is performed. Typically, some minor tests are performed at this time, which include skin scrapings and skin/ear cytology. Using this information, the dermatologist will form a working diagnosis and make recommendations for further testing, if necessary, and treatment. An initial visit in our office routinely takes at least an hour.

Preparing for your visit

    • Below you will find links to the forms you will need for the first visit. Please complete these 2 forms and submit or print them and bring to the appointment.  If you choose to fill out this information in our office, please arrive 15 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment.
    • Please bring all treatments (oral medication, ear medication, ear flush, shampoos, etc) your pet is currently receiving.
    • Please do not bathe your pet for at least 2-3 days before your visit.
    • To have an allergy test performed your pet must not take certain medications prior to testing. Do not discontinue any medications without talking to your family veterinarian first.


What types of payment do you accept ?

  • Cash
  • Personal Check (with photo ID)
  • MasterCard
  • Visa
  • American Express
  • Discover
  • CareCredit

How much does an appointment cost?

Initial consultations with basic dermatological procedures (cytology and skin scrapings) cost approximately $300. Estimates are provided after the exam and prior to other procedures. This cost does not include medications and other treatments.