Duncan Graham BVSc BSc (Hons) takes dermatology referrals for both dogs and cats with a wide variety of skin problems. After graduating from Massey University, he worked in general practice in Auckland and Nelson for 10 years. An inspirational conference on dermatology in 1987 showed him the holy grail of companion animal skin. After gaining US and California licensing, he trained at several well known US universities, seeing cases at both UC Davis and Cornell. His training culminated in a five month residency in a very busy dermatology clinic in Southern California, working under Wayne Rosenkrantz. On returning to New Zealand, Duncan combined general practice in Nelson with seeing dermatology cases in major centres. In 2001 Duncan took the plunge, and started practicing solely in companion animal skin cases, working under the name of Animal Dermatology NZ. Animal Dermatology NZ has grown steadily and he now regularly visits Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch and Dunedin.
Duncan’s particular interests in dermatology are allergy and hypersensitivity conditions in all companion animal breeds, dermatological conditions of the feline and canine nose and ear, and immune mediated diseases. He was a joint author of one of the early articles on mosquito bite hypersensitivity in cats. He is a joint author of an article on Canine Leproid granuloma appearing in Veterinary Dermatology. He has an ongoing interest in continuing education, and presented two case studies and a topic entitled Cats are not small dogs at the 2010 New Zealand Veterinary Association meeting. He has lectured widely in New Zealand on a range of dermatological topics. Most recently, in 2012, he presented a workshop on dermatological issues for veterinary nurses in Auckland and Christchurch.
He tries to attend at least one international conference a year, and in July 2012, attended the World Dermatology Congress in Vancouver, British Columbia.